Friday, November 5, 2010

How sacred a gift

Marriage, what a beautiful gift from our Father....

Song of Solomon 8:6
Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. (NIV)

    In a day when it is acceptable to have openness in your marriage and "looking is fine, as long as you don't touch", marriage is no longer sacred but empty. Today is a day when we are scorned and ridiculed for our very much so justified jealousy. Jealousy is looked upon as wrong or bad. There are forms of jealousy that do fall under this category. But today most forget that our God is a Jealous God (Exodus 20:5) and there are many forms of jealousy that are not only justified but necessary.

Song of Solomon 2:16
My lover is mine, and I am his. (NLT) 

Today I want to address the young women. I came across an article that was so sad I want all young women to pay special attention and listen to The Holy Spirit when faced with situations that can compromise any marriage.

The Young Womens List 

If you are a young woman:

• Don’t play coy with someone else’s husband, not even just a little bit! It is so commonplace that most people pretend it’s natural. It is ugly and evil.

• Don’t seek out a married man for counsel. If you need counsel, do as the Scriptures say and seek out an older woman.

• Don’t cause a wife any reason to feel insecure. Judge yourself, that you be not judged.

• Don’t place yourself under the authority of another woman’s husband, including that of your pastor. Know for a certainty that you don’t belong there.  

• Marriage is sacred. Treat it as such. There is enough divorce happening without you assisting in another.

• If you are a young woman in a cloistered situation, beware of jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Staying in the frying pan is much to be preferred, for you can always jump when a clean alternative shows itself. 

• Do not move into another family’s home against the cautions of others, even if the wife invites you. You remember that Little Miss’s younger brother cautioned his sister against moving in with Old Dude. Obviously the young man saw something that was not right, yet she chose to ignore her brother’s concerns. 

• Live like you believe this!

*You may read the whole article that this list is taken from here.*

Proverbs 30:18-19
There are three things that amaze me—
no, four things that I don’t understand:
how an eagle glides through the sky,
how a snake slithers on a rock,
how a ship navigates the ocean,
how a man loves a woman.

Marriage is sacred union not only between man and women but between man, women, and God. Do not come between the sacred.

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