Today’s Reading – Malachi 1-2
Here is another thing you do. You cover the Lord ’s altar with tears, weeping and groaning because he pays no attention to your offerings and doesn’t accept them with pleasure. You cry out, “Why doesn’t the Lord accept my worship?” I’ll tell you why! Because the Lord witnessed the vows you and your wife made when you were young. But you have been unfaithful to her, though she remained your faithful partner, the wife of your marriage vows. Didn’t the Lord make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth. (Malachi 2:13-15 NLT)
God expects us to honor our marriage vows. We can’t separate any part of our life from our relationship to God. In order to be in right relationship with God, He takes seriously the vows we have made in marriage.
Application to me – God takes marriage seriously. Probably more seriously than we do sometimes. These verses remind me to be thankful for my wife and her love for me and the love I have for her.
Warren Weeks – December 30, 2013