God did NOT plan an opposite for Marriage
Why is there a left and a right?
Why is there an up and a down?
Why is there a North and a South?
Why is there an East and a West?
Why is there a boy and a girl?
Why is there a Male and a Female?
Why is there a Mountain and a Valley?
Why is there an Ocean and a Desert?
Why is there revenge and mercy?
Why is there a Heaven and a Hell ?
Why is there Salvation and Damnation?
We need opposits! We are told they attract! This might be true sometimes, but as you read this message you will see that this is not true between a Christians and a Non-Christian relationship.
Did you know there was only ONE thing God did not PLAN an opposite for? And that would be Marriage, It was Moses that made DIVORCE, and we will also discuss why he did it today. The Word of God states the answer in Matthew 19 verse 8.
Matthew 19:7-9 (NIV) 7 “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?” 8 Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. 9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
So you see it was MOSES that first allowed divorce. (verse 8) due to the Hardened hearts of the people. Their Hearts were no longer fixed on God, but on their own desires. The could not be married in Holy Matrimony, as they themselves were not Holy! A marriage is meant as a bond between Husband , wife, and God. If you break the bond between you and God, then it no longer is Holy. If it is no longer Holy, it is also no longer matrimony. As this is a term used to describe the bond between Christ and The Church. In essence, Moses was saying if you are just legally united, then you can be legally divorced. However if you are BOTH Holy, then you are one together, and a vow to God to become one with Him can not be broken.
Here is another example that might explain it to you:
If you were to place two teaspoons of sugar on a table, Our Heavenly Father could make it into a sugar-cube, as they are both sugar. However, if you were to place one teaspoon of sugar, and a teaspoon of salt on the table, they could not be made into a sugar-cube! The might LOOK the same, but as soon as you taste it, the bitterness would become known. The Word of God says "Equally Yolked"... The same thing. We must BOTH be Children of His...
So if you wonder WHY you could not stay in your last relationship, ask yourself, "Were we ever ONE with God?" "Were we legally united, but Spiritually void?"
As we ponder these thoughts, perhaps you should remember it really was not what you put into your relationship, but WHO you/spouse did not make room for in your relationship.
Make a lesson of your past,
It has been said "Only a fool will do the SAME thing over and over,
expecting a different result may happen the next time."
Have a GREAT week,
Pastor Mark Wilkinson