|Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo|
Topic: The Secret of Honour in Marriage! (3)
Welcome back to another wonderful time in God’s presence. Last week, I shared with you one major secret of honour in marriage, which is leaving the marriage bed undefiled.
In continuation, however, the marriage bed can still be defiled by the married. One thing that definitely pollutes the act of marriage is adultery. The Bible defines it as lying with another man’s wife (Leviticus 20:10). If either the man or the woman is married, and has sexual intercourse with anyone other than his or her spouse, he has committed adultery and has opened up for God’s judgment.
Conversely, marriage is founded upon a very delicate material called trust. One cannot afford to be caught in the webs of adultery because when trust is broken, suspicion sets in, which might eventually break up the marriage.
Another thing adultery does is that it shatters the respect your spouse has for you. By committing adultery therefore, you literally take the honour God bestows upon you and cast it before swine. The Bible says: Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you (Matthew 7:6).
That means, when your honour is trampled upon, nothing remains of it. When you are married, there is a hedge of protection around you, which is broken when you commit adultery, and anything negative can happen as a result.
Ecclesiastes 10:8 says: Whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him. The serpents of life are biting hard on many marriages and families today, because the hedge was broken by unfaithfulness. They lack honour and fulfilment because they have polluted the marriage bed.
Please be warned, God is not playing with words. If you commit adultery, the serpents will strike at your home.
Keeping the marriage bed undefiled, even as married individuals, requires grace. Grace is the heritage of those born again. If you are not yet born again, and would like to, then say this prayer of faith: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
If you prayed this simple prayer, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).