Sin is our problem and everyone deals with sin and the temptation of sin. Our culture today is teaching everyone, even Christians who listen, that happiness is more important than holiness.
When we speak of holiness in this context the meaning is simply to choose not to sin, over choosing to justify, rationalize, or excuse a poor choice to willfully sin for the sake of personal, temporal, happiness.
In sort, we desire to take the “short-cut”, or hit the “E-Z button” rather than follow the will of God revealed in the Word of God. Speaking of the Word of God, let’s go right to the scripture:
1st Corinthians 7:10-11
10 To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband 11 (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.
As a pastor, I am tired of watching church members willfully sin and choose to divorce. We can all be deceived, we can all fall into temptation but I am responsible for every person God places under my watch care “as one who will give an account” before God Himself.
The Word of God, is the Word of God and stands absolutely clear on the subject of divorce.
NO; things are not different now, God is immutable.
NO; I do not care what you read in “Cosmo”, heard from Dr. Phil, or watched on The View.
What have you read in the Bible, heard from the pulpit and seen God do in other people’s lives that trusted God rather than wing it on their emotions?
Marriage is hard, but worth it because God is in marriage and marriage is about two believers, in Jesus Christ, bringing God glory through their marriage. If you are being tempted to call it quits in your marriage it is because you are giving in to the flesh, to the culture, to godless influences and as a Christian you are in WILLFUL disobedience to God.
There is nothing so far gone, that God cannot bring it back. Save your marriage today, cry out to Jesus, ask God for forgiveness, then believe Jesus for what you cry out for, then get up and ask for help with your marriage and be humble enough before God to join with your spouse in biblical counseling to restore your marriage.
Saving your marriage does not mean staying together in a miserable marriage, it means letting God transform you, your spouse and your marriage for His glory.