I want to start of this post with a wonderful story in the Bible I love—the story of Joseph. For those who do not know or haven’t read about Joseph, he was a young man who was sold by his brothers to the Egyptians out of jealous prejudices.
He worked for Potiphar while in Egypt. God’s favor was upon Him, and was made the overseer of Potiphar’s house.
Now, Potiphar’s wife desired to be with Joseph and she made unwarranted advances toward him but Joseph refused.
Genesis 39:9 No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?” (NIV)
In my previous post, I addressed the value of marriage in God’s eyes because more importantly He makes an analogy of this covenant with Church of Christ.
Ephesians 5:24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. (NIV)
I would like to approach adultery from another perspective; from a vantage point of human dignity.
There was a time I was listening to certain man on radio and he was talking about respecting his wife first and foremost because she was God’s child. And I also believe that this is where it should first begin.
We must all honor one another as God’s children.
Remembering that even in the gift of marriage, it is not by our will that we met and married our spouses, but by God’s will; that He saw it fit in His purpose and in His own time, we meet that wife/husband.
This is why I am awed by His love for us despite our stubborn and disobedient hearts. He already sent His son to pay the ultimate price, but we must never take this sacrifice for granted or view it lightly. Our lives have been bought for such a high price, that we must strive to live in purity and holiness just as He is. We must turn away from all evil and call upon His name for He is merciful, He is able to restore any situation including fallen marriages. Nothing is too great for Him.