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Don’t Break Faith

You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord is acting as the witness between you and the wife of your youth, because you have broken faith with her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant. Has not the Lord made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.

In our society we read passages like this and immediately think about how a married couple should remain faithful to each other. We think of the word faithful and quickly our mind begins to think about people we know who may have had an affair. However, when we are told to “not break faith” we are being commanded to do more than just not have an affair. 

When we agree to marry someone we are agreeing to share one life with that person. We are in essence saying that we want for our life to be merged with their life. Breaking faith occurs when we allow the merge to be separated. Everyday we have a choice of whether or not we will “break faith”. Will we take the time to communicate our thoughts and feelings and give our spouse time to do the same? Will we take the time to show our affection to our spouse? Will we take the time to ensure that the lives remain one?

Will we take the time to “not break faith” with the one that God created perfectly for us?

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