Text : Isaiah 51:2
” Look unto Abraham… and unto Sarah… “
You need to know that Abraham and Sarah had a good marriage. Yes!
How do I know?
♡ Well, God wouldn’t have told us to look unto them.
♡ God will never identify with a man whose marriage is not working; let alone pick him to fulfil his divine agenda on the earth. Read Malachi 2:13-15.
♡ When God called Abraham out of his father’s house for the assignment he had chosen him for; Abraham did not leave alone, he took his wife along, immediately, not later! See Genesis 12:4.
♡ Abraham wouldn’t have listened to his wife’s voice, and done what she told him (two times), if they didn’t have a good marriage. See Genesis 22.
♡ Abraham wouldn’t have confidently rushed in to ask Sarah to prepare a meal for his heavenly visitors, if they didn’t have a good marriage. See Genesis 19.
♡ Abraham wouldn’t have dared take his nephew, Lot, along if he and Sarah didn’t have a good marriage. I tell you!
♡ Abraham would have told Sarah he was taking their only son, Isaac, to go and sacrifice him if they didn’t have a good marriage. But no! Because he couldn’t bear to see her agony. See Genesis 22.
♡ At the point God called Abraham he was still married to only Sarah – no second wife, no concubine, no children outside his marriage! Even though they were still childless! He would definitely not have qualified for that divine assignment of being “the father of nations” and the father of faith. Childlessness was not an issue to him. As a matter of fact, he was ready to make his chief servant the heir of all his wealth and riches.
♡ Abraham’s faithfulness to his wife and marriage pleased God so much that God intervened to give them a child of destiny! In their old age! Yes! Their age was not an issue to God at all. Their oneness in marriage was enough to do the “magic” – to bring forth the godly seed God needed to start a new race of man in Christ.
CAN’T YOU SEE…?
Now, can’t you see; that childlessness is not
¤ Why then should you allow it to affect your love, respect and value for your wife?
¤ And you woman, why then should you allow that to keep you miserable and depressed? Why should that make you feel any less of a woman; or as if God has cheated you? Tell me!
¤ Husband, why then should you allow your mother, friends or relatives talk you into marrying a second wife? ¤ Why then should you get a stupid young girl pregnant and then keep her outside your home or bring her in to insult and humiliate your wife?
¤ Why then should you let your marriage disintegrate and die?
¤ Why then should you give up your honor and position in the church?
Please, think on these things. And May the God of heaven give you understanding, comfort you, heal and strengthen your heart, and empower your mind to repent and retrace your steps back to him. Because there is life after behaving and living anyhow just to have children on this earth. For what does it profit a man to have all the children in this world and lose his own soul… or make his wife and some other girl lose their soul? You really don’t need to impress or prove anything to any man on this earth. No! Praise God!
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