We are still on the series: What drives you to commit adultery? One of the characteristics of the adulterous heart is that it is meaningless. He is crazy".
By nature, every human being has a penchant for madness. Proverbs 22:15 invites us to remember our roots: " Madness is attached to the heart of the child. " No one learns madness. It is part of the inheritance we have received from Adam and Eve. Instead of giving God our need, our wound, we revolt and try to take things in hand in one of the following ways:
In order not to feel the burning of thirst, we deny our need for love and relationship by seeing it as a silly dream. Losing all hope of one day living with our spouse a bigger love affair shows that we gave up our calling - renounced to love our spouse as God, himself, does. It also shows that we no longer desire to be loved and cherished by God. We then become those "lukewarm creatures" that C. S. Lewis described as " spoiling their lives in alcohol, sex and ambition while offered them supreme happiness, similar to this ignorant child who wants to keep making muddy slums in a slum, because he does not know what can bring him a vacation to the sea. We are just too easily crumbs. "
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On the intimacy side, the truest of the counterfeits is the false intimacy offered by sexual permissiveness. Illicit intercourse provides the immediate and unnatural sensation of living when in fact they cool the heart. Those who have an affair are deceived by the madness of their heart of sinners and persist in forgetting God.
You can not have an affair and stay close to God. To have an affair inevitably means to say to God, "I can not fully live this new relationship if You are there, with Your holiness and Your righteousness." All adultery is a rejection of Godbut with an unusual twist. By the very fact of fleeing from God and trading his truth for a lie, adulterous spouses are anguished by the late consequences of their sin (Isaiah 50: 10,11). They also forget that God is jealous and that He will go so far as to use their madness to revive their thirst for Him. God wants to bring everyone back to His table and, there, fill all his guests by making them taste His presence (Deuteronomy 8: 3).
When an adultery is finally updated, both spouses must undertake a dangerous journey. Maude's journey began the moment she refused to suffer alone. She left Marjorie's apartment and called a trusted friend. Together they contacted their cell manager who, in turn, contacted another elder. And the two men, with Maude, were waiting for Bruno when he came home from work. The journey began.
This post is from a small book written by Tim Jackson for those whose marriage has been devastated by adultery, to help them understand what is happening to them and give them hope.
Starting next week, we will talk a bit more about catering. Is individual catering possible? How to forgive her spouse? How to rebuild after betraying or being betrayed? How to restore the couple?
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