Sunday, August 10, 2014

Are we Listening to Jesus?

Having visited with different friends in the last few months who had either divorced or were heading that way made these verses really jump out at me when I read them.

  "Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?" And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 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." Matthew 19:3-6 (After this he does go on to say that they would have a right to divorce in the case of sexual immorality- but this is not the problem in so many divorces today.)

Are we still listening to Jesus?

Do we treasure the special, God designed relationship that we have with our spouse? Are we committed? Even when it is hard?

It is my hope and prayer that you and I and everybody else would start putting God's word and His will ahead of our own feelings and desires- in this and every other area of our lives.


Sheila said...

Just always remember that you don't know what goes on inside a house. I agree many times our hearts are not where they should be, but there are so many times that abuse happens in situations where outwardly you would not expect a person to be capable of those actions.

Abbi said...

Sheila, Thanks for pointing that out. It is very true that we do not know what is truly going on in other's lives.


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