DCLM Daily Manna 29 July 2019 – Wrong Marriage written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
TODAY’S TOPIC: WRONG MARRIAGES
TEXT: Ezra 10:9-11
KEY VERSE: “And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel” – (Ezra 10:10).
DCLM Daily Manna 29 July 2019 – MESSAGE:
Nothing punctures and deflates society and its civilizations more drastically than wrong attitude towards women and faulty marriages. The collapse of the Roman Empire as a result of flagrant abuse of womanhood and marriage quickly comes to mind. History had it that Roman artists and painters debased their womenfolk and indeed society by painting women and parts of their body on all imaginable objects. The consequences of those actions were too far-reaching for that society. Their supremacy as a world power then, could not be sustained because of moral lapses.
In our text, Ezra the priest knew that the nobles and the commoners in Israel were deeply involved in violating divine injunctions on marriage for Israelites. He knew vividly the severe consequences of their action and as such called the people of Israel to a solemn assembly to review and correct their missteps. The response of these offenders who felt embarrassingly guilty is commendable. It was recorded that “they gave their hands that they should put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram… for their trespass” (Ezra 10:19).
Today: DCLM Daily Manna 29 July 2019 by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
If we hope to have a stable and more peaceful society, then we must go back to uphold God’s standard on marriage and family life. We must oppose every attempt of the devil to corrupt this standard through the various marriage perversions such as multiple marriages, same-sex marriage, divorce or the cohabitation of partners without the marriage vow. As Christians, our marriages and family life should be worthy examples for others to follow. We must learn to appease God by completely turning away from our misdeeds and making amends for a clean and clear conscience before God and all men.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When Christ is your Pillar and Guide, you can never go wrong in marriage.
DAILY BIBLE READING: 1 Thessalonians 1-5
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