May 13, 2020 CAC Living Water Devotional :- DON’T BREAK IT!
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
DON’T BREAK IT!
Read: Matthew 19:1-9
Matthew 19:1-9 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;
And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
MEMORISE: So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate (Matthew 19:6)
A lot have been said to be responsible for upsurge and increase in broken marriages. Whether these factors are genuine or not, every believer in Christ Jesus knows God never intended marital institution to end up broken! Having tied the knots with God the union is expected to stay knitted, unbroken and indivisible, no matter what! However, the reverse is becoming the case, as ‘Christian’ marriages continue to witness unprecedented divorce! Saddest also to note is that, this has also become very popular and common among top flight men of the clergy!
God said He hates divorce (Mal. 2:16)! He cannot change His passionate hatred for it (Matt. 19:6). What those who have allowed their marriages to break up have forgotten is that, the Proprietor of the home institution will reject all excuses or reasons that have been capitalised upon, to bring the marriage to a halt (Mk. 10:1-12). What you call irreconcilabilities and incompatibilities that led to the break-up ought to have been resolved during courtship! Divorce is a sheer disobedience to God’s law governing marriage.
Unfortunately, some so-called men/women of God orchestrate marital divorce! This is an error on their path! Most of them are either partial or full divorcees – self-styled, ‘proud’ single parents, through divorce! Why won’t they break homes around them up, if allowed? External forces (third parties) do marriages no good. Resolve issues internally through godly wisdom. No marriage is perfect; the two stakeholders are imperfect, from God’s eye-glasses! Blend and mend it; don’t break it, God helping you.
1. Lord, my home must not break, for any reasons, in Jesus’ name.
2. Lord Jesus, guide and guard my home against all instruments of irreconcilability and divorce, by Your Spirit.
3. Lord, help the believers’ homes (ministers’, inclusive) that are in shreds, in Jesus’ name.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 2 Samuel 18 & 1 Corinthians 2