That commandment above looks pretty simple but if one isn’t careful; one could get snared!
Listen to this: A woman being supported by her husband was abandoned by him. He left her for another woman. Months passed by. The wife soon found a male friend who began to help her. She eventually took two jobs and was looking for a third. The boyfriend moved in with her. One day she came home from work and he was trying to help a woman escape the house without interacting with her. In the meantime, her husband is “thinking” about returning home. (now that she has someone else) She doesn’t know what to do.
This is a true story.
Sometimes it starts off pretty innocently…but you have to watch out for Satan’s set ups. You really do. He’ll attack you in any way that he can. So watch out.
Unfortunately, I’ve heard it a lot and continue to hear it and I want to invoke a discussion about real life circumstances that people get themselves into.
Marriage is supposed to be a permanent union between two people. Unfortunately, in these modern times it’s just a “status quo” move. Don’t get mad at me…I haven’t contributed to the divorce statistics…and yes…I know it’s hard.
There is an escape clause: adultery. If a spouse cheats on the other …the injured party can get a divorce…the bible says so. Now, there are a few spiritually mature (very much so) people who are able to forgive, forget and tough it out.. There are also people who just sort of drift and wait and hope that the spouse (who may have left) will come to their senses.
BUT THIS IS THE TOUGH PART:
What do you do while you’re waiting? If you’re wanting your marriage repaired and have forgiven your spouse…while you’re waiting…you have to remember that you’re still married. If you go out and have intimate relationships with parties other than your spouse…that’s adultery. And when you do that…don’t be surprised if nothing changes in your favor.
It sounds like tough talk, like perhaps I am not sympathetic; but I tell you that I am. But, God has set some laws in place for your benefit and to collect on those benefits…you’ve got to be obedient.
God can handle your problems…and burdens. If you look for a man or a woman to do this; you’re not in faith or in trust of God. Think about it, don’t get caught off track.