Skip to comments.Does God Expect Me to Stay Married to a Jerk?
Posted on 09/22/2009 7:29:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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You will lose this one big time. Go back even to the beginning. The real reason for the fall of man was not only because of disobedience, but the selfish and self-centered desire to “be like God”. Remember the admonition of Paul in Romans 12:1- “ Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship.” And of course, “God’s act of mercy” was the ultimate act of self-denial when Christ, blamesless in all respects, offered himself up as an atoning sacrifice for our sins on the cross. In fact the whole Bible is about the self-centeredness of man being the primary sin separating us from God, and his call for our self-denial to acknowledge him as God and denial of ourselves in the treatment of other people.
Losing the self is far worse. The best marriages are two selfish people. The worst — a selfish and a selfless. The muddle through is two selfless.
YOu are correct about the worst, but you have the other two reversed . . . IMHO
1. devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one's own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.
2. characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself: selfish motives.
163040; self + -ish 1
1. self-interested, self-seeking, egoistic; illiberal, parsimonious, stingy.
SELF’ISH, a. Regarding one’s own interest chiefly or soley; influenced in actions by a view to private advantage.
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In a marriage two become one. The interest of the self is also the interest of the spouse. That is also a needed form of selfishness. But the first and primary form — looking out for the best interest of one’s own self — is what is missing in failed marriages, imo.
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Did you know that many modern couples and marriage counselors and theories are socialistic tripe? They all have some things that work, the truth that saves a lie, so to say. Now stop being little marxists.
So be tired. The 1611 has more tools that work with it than any other version.
God has seen fit that it is still with us.
I suppose you shall simply have to remain tired uf us.
“Ah yes, the old assumption that because there are so many “opinions”, there must be no objective truth that men with honest hearts and average intellect can understand alike. But why would anyone honestly think that the Creator of the universe, our Maker, cannot communicate clearly with us, or that He would send His own Son to be tortured to death for our rebellion...only to leave behind a muddled, subjective, and incomprehensible message of salvation?”
Matthew 16:15-17 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.
1 Corinthians 1:18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 2:14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and his is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
Matthew 11:25-27 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
John 8:47 “Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”
“The plain language of the Scriptures teaches that understanding and accepting the Truth depends entirely on an “HONEST HEART”— that’s what the Parable of the Soils in Luke 8 is all about!”
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Romans 3:10-11 None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.
You haven’t understood the verses I sent you.
>I have come to change the Law Jesus.<
Do you have a citation for that quote? My Bible says he came to fulfill the Law.
No, they make it easier for lazy minds to READ the Bible.
Very very impotant benchmarks and key words have been changed purpously in the “new” versions.
Don’t get mad at me for loving my fellow Christians...I give fair warning.
Well now, Jeremiah 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
So since God is a divorcee, and He did tell us why He divorced Israel, the question would then need be what does it mean to be a jerk?
Not anymore, He's not.
Suit yourself, but the wedding hasn’t taken place, yet.
Unless you were at one the Bible didn’t tell me about.
Isaiah 53 is the Cross. Who is the Barren Woman in Isaiah 54?
Dost thou forget the Law?
Even divorced, the wife remains married, but I care not to argue with fellow Christians, we will have an eternity to discuss these things, and I do not feel like teaching ordinances today.
I am just glad the two of us will always have time for discussion, for there shall be time no longer.
We will say today that you are right.