Marriage is not permanent. Morality is.

Re: Verse reading–Hebrews 12:25-29; 13:1-9, 20-21 (day seven)
“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” (13:4)  In Matthew 22, the Lord says that marriage is not part of God’s eternal plan for the human race.  It is a creation ordinance.  For earth not heaven.  So, why does the writer of Hebrews, while listing the commands of God to which we owe particular attention as we receive an eternal kingdom, mention marriage?  The answer? Marriage is not eternal but morality is!  God judges those who defy His law by sexual activity outside of marriage.  Sexual expression outside of marriage between consenting adults is not morally neutral as people of this age claim.  Both adultery (in marriage) and immorality (before marriage) are rejections of God’s holiness and authority.  No nation/no individual can ignore His law without experiencing the instability  that will come as an expression of His righteous wrath.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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