This morning I picked up an article in the local newspaper regarding cohabitation. The articles state why more and more pole over the age of forty are starting the trend to live together rather than marriage. The author offers various reasons why it is often easier to live together than marry. However, he left out the most important one. God doesn't honor living together before marriage.
He went to talk about finances and the fear of being hurt. He never mentioned God, or what the Bible views on living together is. God doesn't honor living together. But yet, this is seldom preached in our churches. We see how the affects of children born outside of the home affects the lives of those around us, but we don't mention. We allow people to sit in our congregation and watch their soul be in jeopardy on the daily basis.
We wonder why our young people are growing up confused. More teen are bring shown it is acceptable to have sex before marriage. Because they see mom doing .it, or some other person doing it. Then when they are at church they see the same person act pious and reserved. They tend the being what they see instead of what we are taught because we aren't living good examples before them.
Holy is God standard of living. Our daily lives are to be sacrifices for him. And that means doing things the right way, and trusting in him..
Many use the adage, most marriages end in divorces, which is true. But God's Word doesn't change and he don't want his children going up in disobedience and continuing in sin. We can't do that and expect to reap a harvest.
We cannot even expect to see the great things God has for us. There will always be a battle before a victory. Until Jesus comes for his people, the battles will become more sincere, and if you compromise on one part of your life. You end up surrendering to the old life. And you lead the next generation down the wrong path.
I had my son out of wedlock when I was seventeen. I got saved at twenty-one. And I didn't believe in living with someone. I only lived with three men in a lifetime. My father, my son, and now my husband. I had people ask me why didn't we live together first? And these were Christians. Bible who claim to know God, who really don't. They deny the truth, because of fear, and stronghold which they allow to remain dormant. And if we don't start teaching morals and values, we will lead our children into a path of unrighteousness.
And no one who does unrighteousness shall inherit the Kingdom of God.
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