20 September 2007

What God hath joined together?

Here is a story you may find very interesting, this conversation took place between Jesus and the Pharisees.
And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife? Tempting him.
And he answered and said unto them, what did Moses command you?
And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away
And Jesus answered and said unto them, for the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
And the two shall be one flesh, so then they are no more two, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath joined together, LET NOT MAN PUT ASUNDER.
(Mark 10: 2-9)

From the above conversation, it is clearly understood that marriage is for better for worse. I am happy that every bible believing christian would have at one time or the other come across this, but it is a pity that we still allow our marriages to be touched by the sentiments of this world. I find it funny and absurd that a christian will contemplate divorce, what then is our testimony, thinking about divorce alone is already going contrary to the will of our father. The only divorce permitted in the bible according to my understanding of 1 Cor. 7: 1- its end, is DEATH. It was also recorded in that book that if you have to separate from your husband for any reason at all, then you must not remarry, the only clause that I think should give room for this is in the case of excessive abuse, if either of the partner’s life is at stake, it is better that the abused stayed away from the abuser, rather than risk death.

Know this also; that marriage carries a lot of responsibilities that require experience and maturity, it is therefore for matured adults only. Matured in mind and body, able to deal with problems without prejudice or bias.

Most importantly, those already married, please pray that God impart his love into your marriage, so that every day of your married life is like a new beginning.Remember that old wine tastes better with age.

For singles: let there be genuine love before marriage is considered at all, learn to differentiate between love and infatuation so that you can save yourself from future problems and heartache.

Be blessed always.

4 Reaction(s).:

RT Cunningham said...

I hate to be picky, but you misspelled Christian each time.

Bola said...

Thanks for the correction,it's noted and will be corrected accordingly


Good advice....

Bro. Tee said...

Thanks for sharing this.