As a prosecutor, years ago, I learned a lesson that never left me. It was simply that a man that was unwilling to be faithful to his wife, was usually unfaithful in all his dealings. In our lives, we make very few covenants—Our covenant with Christ, our covenant with our spouse and if one is fortunate, like me, a covenant to adopt a little treasure like my Molly. Not a simple promise—but a court honored covenant that is approved by Church and State.
Solomon warned that failing to honor such a covenant would destroy one’s life and integrity. The level of personal destruction is only exceeded by the devastation poured out on the families and others involved. Solomon made clear that nothing good could ever come from it; and, as such–it is not only easier but so much more rewarding to do what is right and love your spouse.
In our culture, we do not honor covenants. We consider marriage a simple contract that is between whomever for however long that is convenient. We have even developed terms like starter marriages to lighten the idea of ripping lives apart. Like anything else God has designed, Marriages work when we follow God’s plan. If we remain faithful, and love and respect our spouses—then we will enjoy a full and meaningful life together-with a legacy of kids that understand covenant relationships and what “For Better or For Worse” really means. It is rare in 2016—but, we can be the real 1%ers—the ones that still cling to a lifetime of being one person—One that loves both God and the priceless gift we call our Spouse!
God Bless You
My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight, 2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. 3 For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. 6 She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it.
7 Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say. 8 Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house, 9 lest you lose your honor to others and your dignity to one who is cruel