WHEN YOU HONOUR GOD AND HONOUR EACH OTHER,GOD WILL IN TURN PRESERVE AND BLESS YOU(Heb 13:4)
Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
The Bible commands expressly here that you honour marriage. Why is
the writer of Hebrews emphasizing this? The reason is obvious. Marriage is a covenant. Man is the covenant initiator, while the woman is the covenant responder. However, for a covenant to subsist, there must be a witness. God is the covenant witness! And much more than that, don’t forget that God himself owns the whole covenant process when he said, ‘It is not good for man to be alone’
Gen 2:18 AMP
Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper meet (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him.
On your wedding day, more people came not just to eat at the reception, but they were also covenant witnesses.
So one major reason why God is asking you to honour that marriage is because He is the covenant witness. When you desecrate that covenant, you not only offend your spouse, but you also stand the risk of losing God’s support and favour in your life!
How do you dishonour your marriage?
By getting into adulterous relationships or any other form of sexual perversion! That is why it talks about the bed being pure.
Heb 13:4 MSG
Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex.
Next time you are tempted to cheat on your spouse, think about it? Will it be worth it? Few minutes of pleasure in exchange for breaking marital covenant, opening the door for the devil to have an in-road into your life and family, losing God’s support, favour and blessing? Think about it!
Dear husband, think about it the next time you are tempted to cheat on your wife. It is not worth it. You are in a covenant and the consequences of flouting the covenant terms are not palatable at all. Don’t invite chaos and disorder into your home!
Dear wife, be faithful. That other man outside that seems to be nicer, has a listening ear that your husband doesn’t have, seems caring you wish you were married to him instead, are all the setup and traps of the devil to mess you up. Why would you do that? Is it because of money or because of attention? Don’t fall into that trap. Honour your husband and preserve your home.
Dear husband, stop fiddling with the house-help when your wife is not around. Stop leering at your wife’s younger sister. Consider your soul and your relationship with God! That should matter above all else.
Dear wife, don’t be so naive as to follow him to the guest house thinking that all you will do there is have a drink! It will go beyond that and sometimes you are still battling the consequences of a ten-minute encounter for many years to come! Desist from it! It is not worth it!
If you are still single and you notice that your intended spouse is sleeping around and promising you that he will stop and get serious after marriage, he is deceiving you. Double dating is a rehearsal for extra marital relationships. When you’ve done too much of it, your conscience becomes seared and you don’t see it as wrong again. Listen very well, you don’t have any business getting involved with someone who is not only sleeping with you but also sleeping with others!
If you find yourself in any of this mess, it is not too late to retreat. If you repent genuinely, God will receive you and wash you clean of the mess and you can start your life anew. And that is what you should do. The purpose of this message is not to condemn you but to bring you into conviction!
I pray this afternoon that you will begin to see yourself as God sees you!!!
Taken from Love Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church fb page