There is a distinct difference between a marriage that is of God and marriage that is of the flesh. A marriage that is of the flesh lacks the spiritual connection that is of God and without the spiritual connection in our relationship the physical connection will never experience the depths of love that will get us through. It is vital that we recall that everything in the physical life is only here for a season and everything that we receive in the spiritual life last for eternity.
So many times when we do not properly understand the Word of God we allow ourselves to make decisions that are based solely in our own emotions or we tend to make decisons that only serve our self. Our emotions are very deceiving especially when we feel as if we are being pressured to make a decision due to our immediate desires or due to giving in to the pressures of something else.
In the eyes of a human we tend to not understand the difference between a commitment in the flesh and a marriage that is of God. This is why the divorce rate here in America is so high due to relying on the physical connection that is destined to change and never making the spiritual connection that last forever. Without the spiritual connection of God our marriages are vulnerable to the world and they often become lifeless because they fail to allow God to keep them alive. There is a constant spiritual battle here on earth with Satan to separate us from what God gives in the love that we have because of his own separation from the Kingdom of God.
As a child of God we know the feeling of true love in our hearts but when we do not know the ingredients in the Word of God that make up the glue that holds it all together we often allow ourselves to be placed in a form of bondage through our fleshly commitments in search of the love that we know. True love is only given by God and maintained through His Son Jesus Christ and when we make commitments that are not driven by God then we are setting ourselves up for a divorce in the future.
We are all susceptible to the deception of Satan and tend to fall at times to the things that we think that we see due to the way that we feel. This lesson is taught throughout the Holy Bible and especially taught in the life of Isaac and his two sons Jacob and Esau. Within this lesson we study four different characters with two that devised a plan to rob the other two of the blessing that they had received. There were decisions made out of desperation, pressures, and deception to achieve certain objectives without trusting in God and taking matters into their own hands. The decision that was guided by Rebekah the wife of Isaac to have Jacob deceive his father caused a division in the family for several years until Jacob humbly returned home in hopes to restore what had been broken. This is the whole message of God to each of us here today, “For when we humble ourselves and trust in God He will not only restore our lives but He will give us the direction to move forward once again.”
With God in our life there is constant growth that allows us to see things that others can not. The object in this life is to learn how to stand on our own under God without allowing the spiritual influence of Satan to misguide our actions. What God gives us in our marriages is a blessing that we know only comes from God but there is also a spiritual lesson that we are to learn and that is how two can become one in the mind and soul. Once we learn this then we are on the way to learning about the Trinity that makes our lives complete in the Kingdom of God.
For when we learn to wait on God and seek His will in everything that we do is when we will discover the peace that only He provides…amen