God takes some things very seriously and Israel offends many of them here. First, man is God’s direct representative in the marriage relationship. When man doesn’t provide for his wife, he paints a picture of a God who doesn’t provide. Secondly, God is faithful. He cannot abide when a man shows that he is not faithful. Third, God is jealous, he does not tolerate idolatry. Fourth God is relational, he will not approve of broken unions. Fifth, God is honest. He is offended by hypocritical platitudes of false humility. There are many things that are capable of marring God’s image in a marriage relationship. When we mishandle them, we should be unsurprised when God stops accepting our sacrifices. The way to fix this is not words or sacrifices. It is confession and repentance in our families. It is men owning their mistakes and truly seeking to remember their wives and children. It is actively creating a place for God in the union we have with our families and honoring him there.
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MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts