Unfaithfulness Run Amok

Avoiding Sloppy Worship

Malachi 2: 10-16

UNEQUALLY yoked – v. 10-12

  1. God’s Prescription – Deuteronomy 7: 1-4; 2 Corinthians 6: 14-17
  2. God’s Reason
    1. Safeguard against IDOLATRY 
    2. Threatens the DIRECTION of God’s people who are set apart for the glory of God
    3. When we marry someone who doesn’t share our faith we will find ourselves going in two different directions
  3. What if I am in this situation right now?
    1. Remain as you are – 1 Corinthians 7
    2. Be faithful in your marriage
    3. Pray and trust God to bring salvation to your spouse

Unashamedly DIVORCED – v. 13-16

  1. God’s Prescription
    1. Marriage was INSTITUTED by God – Genesis 2: 18, 24
    2. Marriage is between one man and one woman for LIFE – Genesis 2: 22
    3. Marriage includes LEAVING and cleaving – Ephesians 5: 31-32
    4. Marriage is a COVENANT relationship
  2. God’s Reason
    1. Marriage is intended to picture the RELATIONSHIP between Christ and His church – an eternal union held together by the covenant of God in Christ
  3. What if I am divorced?
    1. Allow the grace of God to bring healing to your heart and soul
    2. Seek professional counseling
    3. Never forget – there is no sin, except unbelief, that God can’t or won’t forgive
    4. Forget those things that are behind – move forward in Christ

Now what? What difference does this make in my life?

  1. God refused to acknowledge their ACTIVITIES of worship: confess, repent, and seek God’s forgiveness
  2. Create BOUNDARIES in your life that will protect your marriage and family

 

 

Matt Wethington