PREVAILING VOICE DAILY
Topic: SOLVING PROBLEMS …..part 8
Text: Matthew 19:3-5
3:The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4: And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5: And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Message’s are classified into 2; Corrective Messages and Preventive Messages, preventive messages are the ones that warn us ahead of events, for instance; preaching to youths to avoid marrying wrongly, while Correctives messages are meant to put things right when wrong steps have been taken. Messages aimed at solving marital problems are corrective in nature.
Problems in marriage are common, and rate of divorce is high, sometimes couples who appear inseparable suddenly break up, and people wonder why? I want to answer the question here. It is either one of them or two of them had a wrong idea about marriage.
Jesus was clear in our passage when the Pharisees came with this question; Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for any cause? Jesus was quick to answer, and from his answer we got this ‘….and they two shall become one flesh ‘, note that he didn’t say ‘ one ‘ but ‘ one flesh ‘, what does’ one flesh ‘ mean? It means one body, no longer two.
Permit me to explain this way; it means their 4 hands are integrated to become 2 hands, 2 heads integrated to be 1 head. Why was Jesus sounding like this? No one can be separated from his or her body except at the point of death, now if your hand is hurting, you wouldn’t want to cut it off but rather seek treatment.
If you see your spouse as one flesh with you, you wouldn’t think of replace him or her since you can’t replace your body. You can’t change your body, but you rather adorn it, only a mad man or woman will hurt her body, every sane human being will work towards getting his or her body healthy and active.
The breaking apart of many couples begins with this mindset ‘ I can always marry another person ‘. If any of the couples has such mindset the marriage can hit the rock at anytime, but if you understand that only death can separate you from your spouse, since it is only death that can separate you from your body, then you will do everything possible keep your spouse.
Sometimes, you have unexplainably headache, leg ache, but that won’t make you to cut off any of them, but rather seek treatment, so also if your spouse gives you headache, and causes you pains, you shouldn’t put him or her away, but rather seek treatment (how to handle him or her rightly). If at least one of the couples understands this, there will be harmony in their marriage.
Everyone who wants to keep his or her marriage must have this mindset, ‘ I can’t change my spouse, except in case of death ‘. I will tidy it up in part 9. God bless you.
* Jesus come and reign in my home.
READING THROUGH THE BIBLE (RTB)
Psalms 28, Hebrews 7.
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