An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Not an Option

(Proverbs 6:29 KJV)  So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

We have been slowly brainwashed by our culture.  It started during my youth with a justified concern that people who had suffered divorce were not being forgiven.  Often they were considered pariahs.  So church thinkers began to get us to work at including these unfortunate people.  That was important because God is in the business of restoring broken pots.  Somehow in the process we threw the baby out with the bath water.  Divorce is now no big deal and because of that it has become common.  The needle of morality kept moving until now we have people living in adultery who claim to be doing nothing wrong. 

We need to be reminded that divorce is one of those things that God hates.
(Malachi 2:16 KJV)  For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
“Putting away” (7971) is the Hebrew term for divorce.  God hates it.  We have made it mainstream. 

So?  The point is that we need to take a God’s eye view of sexual sin and self centeredness.  If you are a disciple of Jesus certain things that may be legal and endorsed by our society are not an option.


Gorges Smythe said...

Yeah, it always amazes me when supposedly "Christian" people shack up. Some will say, "It's more honest than fooling around on the sly," (which we shouldn't be doing, either). I disagree; it says to the world that it's okay to break God's laws, and it's NOT.

Pumice said...

Keep in mind that you are one of those fossils that think that when an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God says something He actually means it. If you were a millennial you would understand.

Grace and peace.