My pastor of five years recently got divorced. He didn’t come out and say it. He went about it silently. I wouldn’t have known had he not raised his hands during praise and worship ring-less. It wasn’t my marriage but I was disturbed. I don’t remember the rest of the service because I was so distracted. Marriage is sacred to me. His marriage is what gave me hope in the sanctity of marriage because the marriages in my family are in shambles and divorces are rife. I needed something to believe in.
Men of God are called to a different standard of living. You might rebut that and claim they are still just men but the Word of God says we are never tempted more than we can handle. We are all a result of our choices and please don’t bring the devil into this. In every occupation there are risks, dangers and relevant training that you must go through to qualify. For men of God, they must subdue the flesh and the bible says that it’s a constant battle between the spirit and the flesh.
I am not judging, I am just stating the sin/ error/ mistake as it is according to my understanding revealed to me in the Word. I cannot trust somebody to do for me what they failed to do for themselves. I cannot take prosperity advice from someone that is poor. You cannot teach me Mathematics if you failed at it yourself. Jacob was given the wrong wife and he didn’t divorce her. He just accepted and strived for the right woman.
Marriage is a sacred covenant between you, your spouse and God and should be revered as such. There is a reason most churches won’t allow bachelors to lead the church. These are measures installed to lessen the temptations that are inevitable. God saw that it was not good for a man to be alone and he created woman. I visited River of Life International once and towards the end of the service, the Prophet’s wife stood up and held her husband from the back and prayed for him as he continued to minister to the people. A wife is important in the life of a man of God.
Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord.
Dedication: Bind us together Lord
Mood: Insightful and unafraid
Baruch Hashem Adonai