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Defending Gods Plan For Marriage
8/2/2012

And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? Matthew 19:4-5 (NKJV)

I was recently reading a newspaper article (USA Today July 30th, 2012 6A), which stated the Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy spreads the wrong lessons.  This private Christian-based organization was being lambasted because it would not concede to allow gay and lesbian leaders.  On the same page of this article was a commentary about how Chick-fil-A should expect to lose patron support because the president of the corporation had publically stated he supported only biblical marriage between a man and a woman. 

The very word marriage was once defined as the legal union of a man and a woman for life, as husband and wife (Webster’s 1913 edition), but even Webster is changing their view as their new edition now includes a second definition which reads, “the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage (same-sex marriage).  I guess Webster has decided to override God’s definition and view of marriage.

But Webster and the liberal papers are not the only ones who are for same sex marriage, as President Barrack Obama has thrown his hat into the arena on this hotly contested subject.  Just over a month ago he made this statement, I've been going through an evolution on this issue. At a certain point I've just concluded that, for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."

To me there is some strange irony with respect to this push for the legalization of same sex marriage.  It seems to me like there is an increasingly rising trend of heterosexual couples opting out of marriage in favor of simply shacking up (living together), while those who are gay and lesbian seem to be the ones pushing hard to be married.  One thing is for sure, neither are God’s will and therefore both are sin.  The point of this writing is for us to be mindful of the enemy’s constant attack upon God’s Word, and for us to guard ourselves against becoming complacent or apathetic to sin.

If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear. Psalms 66:18 (NKJV)

I want to encourage you to meditate upon these things today.  Let’s choose to not compromise on what we know to be right according to God’s Word.  Let’s continue to love those who are in sin, but abhor the sin (Rom. 12:9).  Let’s stand fast in defending God’s plan for marriage. 

STUDY QUESTION: According to Matthew 19:4-5 how did Jesus define marriage?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Do you find yourself being tempted to become apathetic to the sins of homosexuality, or fornication?

APPLICATION: Let’s choose to look at every action through the lens of God’s Word to determine whether it is a righteous act or a sinful one.  Let’s choose within our minds and hearts to hate what God hates.

LET’S PRAY:  Father, thank You for showing us what is sinful and what is proper.  Help us to be bold in our defense of what we know to be right.  Help us to love those who are willfully living in sin, but to never become complacent to the sin itself.  Open our eyes so we can see things in the way You do.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be blessed, Pastor Scott

 


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