by John Greene
How quick we are to bring the world into our marriage. When we disagree or fight, how tempting it is to bring the horror of the world into our lives instead of applying Bible principles in marriage or to actually make the effort to live in peace and harmony. Instead, the world promotes that we become selfish sociopaths that declare personal entitlement and rights. The world proclaims that we are to live every feeling that comes down the lane as our personal birthright. That is not what scriptural Christian marriage is about, but how Christians have forgot about such matters! Instead, millions of ‘devoted Christians’ have elected to bring in law enforcement and family courts into their lives “because we can’t get along.” That is the fruit of the world and nothing more. (“Modern Society and Obsolete Marriage“; “The Modern Life Culture Crisis“; “Divorce: Modern Family & the Authority of Law“)
The world has made divorce easy and the stigma of divorce has been reduced to nothing at all in the name of the pursuit of happiness and the rights of the broken family. Is the world any happier and is the family prospered by your selfish tendencies and desires? Is your family or your prospering due to your selfishness, even your desire to control and rule? (“Family Stress Affects Generations“; “Prospering Your Family“)
How easily we enter into a covenant of marriage today with lies, secrets, soul ties and demonic strongholds and how quickly we give up on marriage when we don’t get our way. That isn’t Christianity, nor is it Christian and it isn’t the Bible. Certainly, we live in an imperfect, strife-ridden world. So what are you going to do? Are you going to deny your faith with the idea that you can simply get your life together later? Are you going to live your life the way the world says? Are you listening to the Will of Elohim [‘God’, YHWH] in your marriage? Nobody is suggesting that you endure years of abuse or die at the hand of your spouse in the Name of Elohim. What are you doing to make your marriage work beyond walking the other way? (Ephesians 5, Hebrews 2) Are you bringing shame to your marriage and to your Elohim, to the Way of Messiah? Do you care? (“Strongholds & the Armor of YHWH“; “Submission in Marriage“; “The Garden of the Marriage Relationship“)
YHWH calls both husband and wife to be made ‘excellent’ through His Word. This isn’t about sin, but about love between husband, wife AND YHWH, a holy tie of three. We are not to harden our hearts like the Pharisees and those in the world of man. (Matthew 19:3-9) That is what you need to be thinking about before you bring the world and worldly ways into your holy covenant without first actively seeking YHWH and working together to prosper your marriage.