17 Sep Heart to Heart with God: Day 106_Adultery
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 106- South Side, Pennsylvania: Adultery
The topic of adultery is not a comfortable issue to discuss for most people. From the devil’s perspective a man can have a hundred wives and woman can have sex with whomever they desire. However, with God he did not design our bodies to be utilized in such a manner that brings us disgrace internally and externally in the way that others view our promiscuous actions. God created a man and woman to join as one flesh in Holy Matrimony, and we have the Sacrament of Marriage to symbolize our commitment to each other through this sacred bond.
There are many relationships that fail and others that are ended out of infidelity. God sees all of the pain that we cause and how we destroy ourselves in the process. We are humans and we all fall short of God’s expectations in our own way. Therefore, we must find a way to keep the sacraments sacred, and also obey God even when we are faced with challenges that try to separate us from God in our marriage or relationships that we are committed to one another in. The easy thing to do when we are upset or angry at our spouse and or partner is to cheat, lie, or just get up and leave while filing for divorce. The hard thing to do is to talk with our partners and make the changes necessary to follow God’s law for us all to follow.
The main point to remember when choosing to commit adultery is that we have to learn from our mistakes, so that we do not continue to desecrate our body and mind by having multiple partners or having multiple wives or husbands over time. We all make mistakes and divorce, though frowned upon by God, is a forgivable action. God loves us and wants us to heal. If we focus on what we have vs. what we do not have, we usually end up feeling a lot better about our relationship than if we did not do so.
From Luke, we are taught, “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery”. This commandment from God may seem impossible for some people to follow, but with our faith through Jesus Christ we can overcome the sins of our past so that our future is secured in Heaven. This is a serious law to follow and one that we must address with God, especially when satan tempts us. We can hide behind what everyone else is doing or we can maintain our love with God by keeping our hearts, minds, and bodies sacred forever for our spouse only.
Reflection Day #106
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: