Marriage is an extremely important issue. The wrong union is of extremely serious implications. You cannot be linked up with anyone as a child of God. Nehemiah was unhappy when he observed all kinds of marriages … many joined to the enemies of Israel unknowingly. The enemy understands that when he cannot cause a man or woman to fall, the best way to trip the saint is through wrong partnerships. This is of utmost importance especially to the young … this is one of the final issues pointed out in this important book. Many Christians still want counsel on that which God has made very clear. Women are attracted and caught up in strange lusts …and men want to get ahead …and marriage becomes a tool for convenience, self-improvement or just a means to satisfy lusts … no wonder Nehemiah is outraged.
God introduced stiff rules concerning marriage so that we understand that light cannot intermingle with darkness … so we know that in God – all is light and there is no trace of darkness…so we understand it is so easy to be impure, but keeping unstained requires sacrifice, determination and much discipline. A saint who has bought the mantra that he can live anyhow is already finished … while the one who sees a narrow road that few want to travel, sees a path that will lead to God’s heaven. Marriage has a strong impact on our chances of making heaven … take it very seriously.
Verses for further meditation
Mat 7:14; Prov 12:28
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders inspire through higher personal standards of conduct.
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, keep me unstained – all of my days. Amen
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