As much as I hate to admit it, this has been difficult. I am so used to to jotting everything down at once. I just didn’t want to have like a 10,000 word or longer post. That is just not me…anymore
I guess, if I do a series again, I should write it all down and then create the breaks. Sorry, it’s taken so long to get part 3 out guys 😦
So if by chance you have missed the first two posts in this series you may check them out here…
Here is what I see happening with this part of the series…
Some out there will applaud with an Amen.
Some will be like 🤔🤔🤔 No way in HEdoubletoothpicks!
And then there will be those who do not care one way or the other…simply because they will feel it does not pertain to them. And that’s fine. I’m prepared.
So here we go. I will try to keep it short and simple, as I feel a part 4 being needed as a summary.
As I said in the beginning many see these verses as pertaining to marriage…
9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
And I agree and here is why folks…
YOUR SPOUSE SHOULD BE ONE OF YOUR ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS.
I know what many are thinking out there right now and I completely freaking understand.
1. I have hurt my spouse enough already
2. My spouse may not believe my sincerity.
3. They may see it as another means of me hurting them instead of me trying to walk with integrity.
4. Stu, you have lost your blankety blank mind.
Yes, you have!
But…maybe they will!
It doesn’t matter whether they believe your sincerity or not…you do it because you are called to do it.
And, no, I have not lost my mind.
You want to know why I haven’t lost my mind. Because it’s biblical!
And it’s right there in verse 12…(stuversion)
And when the devil prevails against you, two (you & your spouse) shall withstand him; and a threefold cord, of you, your spouse and God, is not quickly broken.
The enemy attacks. You are praying. Your wife is praying. God is right there with you.
What better piece of iron to be sharpened with than the one you vowed to love, honor and cherish til death do you part? And they you?
Spouses do you understand the power of your spouse taking you and your problems to the very throne of God?
So be naked and unafraid with your spouse. Share your thoughts, your struggles, and yes your temptations with each other. Let them ask the hard questions and don’t get hurt or ticked off. They love you and do not want to see you struggle. Because when you hurt…they hurt.