Sunday, December 22, 2013

For Those Pondering Divorce ~ DON'T!

AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.  
Mark 10:8.9

 How would you ever learn grace to pour out your favor on someone who did not deserve it if you were married to someone who was always deserving of all good things?

The main purpose of your marriage is that through marriage 
you become conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.

You are married to a person that does not meet all the conditions 
so that you might learn unconditional love.

You are married to a person that needs mercy so that you learn to give it.

You are married to a person that does not deserve so you learn to pour lavishly out on a person who does not respond appropriately and thus you become like the God you worship.

Man cannot unjoin what God has joined.  The one flesh union God has created in marriage is permanent until death; for richer for poorer, in sickness in health,  for better or worse.  

Let me ask you something is adultery for better or worse; 
it is for worse but it is covered in the marriage vows. 
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This is why I say that Christianity is NOT for wimps!!!  It is hard.  It is dying to self.  It is grace ~ treating others better than they deserve.  It is walking in the footsteps of Jesus who suffered wrongly and was ill-treated but never demanded His rights and continued to serve those who persecuted Him.  This is basic Christianity, not some back woods demeaning way of punishing wives.  It is what is demanded of ALL who follow Jesus.  We don't get a free pass just because the one who mistreats us is our husband.  God's word still applies. 

Thank God, Lori, that she came to you and not others who would have led her on to tear down her home with her own hands! {Candi May commenting on She's At Her Wits End}