Sunday, August 11, 2013

Perfect 10 - Number 7

Number 7  life is Heaven when your true to your mate

Number 7.  Faithful.  Truthful.  It's what we all desire.  What about when we get it totally wrong?  What about when we make choices and have no idea of the reprocutions?  Then what?  What about when we sit in the ashes of our failures?  As far as this Commandment goes....the Bible says do not commit adultery.  Don't step outside of your marriage.  We typically look at this as sexual relations with someone not our spouse while we have a spouse.  And that is true.  But let me challenge you...what about that sexual relationship outside of marriage while we are single, that friendship with someone of the opposite sex that has gone too far, what about things we think about, lust in our own heart....that too my friend, is adultery.  And it is when we seek to justify the wrong of another that sometimes God reveals to us our very own wrongs.  That is surely the case for me.  It's a heart condition.  It these actions that may start off harmless and small,  that turn into something that we never dreamed they would, never imagined the devastation and destruction that these choices would cause, to others and then ultimately to ourselves.  When the bottom falls out and the worst happens and you have done all you can do and all that He has asked then what, WHAT is left to do?  I have prayed for this answer a million times and yet again, this is His truth He speaks to my heart.  It's what He began speaking to me before the bottom fell out and it's what He speaks to me yet again as I type this, so many questions still swirling in my brain...what Lord, do you want me to do in this situation?  Because I am ultimately responsible for my own own actions.  Not the actions of others, but my response in spite of the action of others.  How will I choose to live?

1 Corinthians 13:4-7, 13 (Voice)

4 Love is patient; love is kind. Love isn’t envious, doesn’t boast, brag, or strut about. There’s no arrogance in love; 5 it’s never rude, crude, or indecent—it’s not self-absorbed. Love isn’t easily upset. Love doesn’t tally wrongs 6 or celebrate injustice; but truth—yes, truth—is love’s delight! 7 Love puts up with anything and everything that comes along; it trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what......  13 But now faith, hope, and love remain; these three virtues must characterize our lives. The greatest of these is love.


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