I've had a couple of conversations recently that started me thinking, and then this AM the message taken from the 6th chapter of Galatians--confirmed the need to post about this topic. I am always over-whelmed to see how God answers my prayers and questions. Sometimes--it is a direct answer--middle of the night kind of thing and other times--such as today-he uses someone else to point me to truth.
The conversations centered around marriage---how hard it it at times to be married--what a tough job marriage is---how unhappy some are in their marriages. Here is what I am going to tell you---God hates divorce---and for good reason---it leads to destruction.
It destroys the family---yes-we are still all family--but not a family together. Everything changes and it will never be the same. The family unit has been divided---that is the bottom line. You can just read between the lines---think about what it is like.
It destroys a part of your heart. Just as an heart attack kills part of the heart muscle--kills--as in destroys permanently. The heart will never be the same and will never function at the same level again. There are permanent scars--holes that never heal.
I will end by saying that just as we die to self-to follow Christ, so must we die to self and put the other first--always--to have a lasting marriage.
"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap destruction." Galatians 6:6-8