Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Godly Marriage is between a MAN and a WOMAN

Matthew Chapter 19
3 The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?" 4 And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female,' 5 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'? 6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." 7 They said to Him, "Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?" 8 He said to them, "Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery." 10 His disciples said to Him, "If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is better not to marry."11 But He said to them, "All cannot accept this saying, but only those to whom it has been given: 12 For there are eunuchs who were born thus from their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He who is able to accept it, let him accept it."  Many cannot accept these verses of Scripture as a direct teaching against homosexual marriage.  I however believe that it is clear--yet I completely understand why they are in denial.  In verse 11, Christ stated they "cannot accept this saying".  The Word of God is not for everybody! It is for those who believe in Him and are his disciples.  Christ teachings regarding why divorce was "allowed" was clearly laid out here in these Scriptures--it was because of "the hardness of your hearts".  This is so sad--because that is what we have today---people who are "hard hearted" toward the Word of God.  There is only one kind of marriage ordained by God and it was not the idea of man--so man's "new" ideas can never overrule God's original plans for mankind.  May God help those who refuse to understand that marriage was God's idea -- a covenant between a man and a woman---where the two became one flesh.  PERIOD.    

Monday, June 11, 2012

Be about Something

All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke ~ There are many capable individuals who can say or do something to effectuate change in their communities, yet they do nothing. But the minute others try to make a difference they are the first to be a critic.  If you are interested in "doing" then by all means get busy "doing".  None of us need a "specific" cause, because all we need to do is look at those closest to us.  First we must see if there is a need within our own family, then we should focus our attention outwardly.  We cannot help the world if our home is out of order. Our responsibility is not to be helpful only to those who look and sound just like us, that is too easy.  Those that are lost or purveyors of evil, definitely stand in need of a friend, guidance or simply a kind word.  I am hopeful that one day we all would step up and be about something--and stop being just observers and critics.  Either we are a part of the problem or we are a part of the bringing about a solution.  Be encouraged to get involved in making a difference in your own way. May the Love and Peace of God be with you today and everyday.