The Line between Adultery and Salvation

Husband:

I think I’d want you to know, my dear wife, that I desire your faithfulness and praise.
I’d want you to know that love isn’t all about romance and sexual pleasures.
I’d want you to know that I desire affirmation and praise, loyalty and faithfulness, steadfastness and integrity.
I’d want you to know that in all I do, I want you to love me for who I am.

But you chose something else other than me.

I do not care whatever that is, you never respected me as a man.
You chose career progression over time spent with me.
You chose Jezebel instead of coming to me to admire God’s beauty.
You desire entertainment and gossips.
You desire earthly pleasures more than an eternity with me.

I was cut to the depths of my heart.
I need a release.
I need affirmation.
I need to be seen as a man.
I need the things that you sold for 30 pieces of silver.
Tears rolled down my cheek.
I was left alone on that tree.

But I love you.
I could have destroyed you in a fit of anger.
I could have sought revenge.
But out of love, I held on.
Even though I know you couldn’t.
I love you.

 

Wife:

I think I’d want you to know, my dear husband, that my desire is for you.
I’d want you to know that love isn’t all about romance and sexual pleasures.
I’d want you to know that I desire your affirmation and praise, loyalty and faithfulness, steadfastness and integrity.
I’d want you to know that in all I do, I want you to love me for who I am.

But you fell because of Jezebel.

I do not care what happened in the past; whatever hurt your family brings and whatever harm your past inflicted upon me.
You did not give me 100% of what I thought I deserve.
So, I looked elsewhere to find satisfaction; in entertainment, gossips, and in other men.
Your desire is not firmly rooted within me.

I was cut to the depths of my heart.
I need a release.
I need affirmation.
I need to be loved as a wife.
I need the things that you sold for 30 pieces of silver.
I was left alone on that tree.
Tears rolled down my cheek.

But I love you.
I could have destroyed you in a fit of anger.
I could have sought revenge.
But out of love, I held on.
Even though I knew you couldn’t.
I love you.

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3 Comments

    1. Hi Kristian, blessed new year to you!

      Thank you for dropping by and commenting on my post.

      It’s heartening to see a comment, really, even though you didn’t understand it.

      I wrote this post with a heavy heart when I reflected upon the possibility of divorces and breakups people may face. I then juxtapose it against Christ’s salvation for our sins on the cross.

      We are all weak and we fall for the temptation of sin (in this case, I wrote that both husband and wife were tempted by Jezebel. You can refer to Rev 2:20). For pleasures that we seek, we sold Christ for 30 pieces of silver (Matt 26:15) and betrayed our loved ones.

      Based on my reflection of the scriptures and my studies in socio-psychology, I strongly believe that both men and women have similar needs in a marriage. This need encompasses love in its three main forms (loving with one’s heart, body, and soul). I wrote about this in a couple of posts. You may view them here:

      https://themanifoldwisdomofgod.wordpress.com/2018/12/02/the-liberating-truth-about-marriage/
      https://themanifoldwisdomofgod.wordpress.com/2018/09/10/love-sex-and-marriage/

      This threefold-need manifested itself in a way that allows both man and woman to compliment themselves in every possible way. This includes how one work together, build a family together, think about things from different perspectives, meeting sexual desires, and even in family worship.

      Now, when you disregard any part of this relationship in exchange for something else (ie: career progression, gaming addiction, other forms of addiction, masturbation, homosexual relationships, etc), then you risk damaging this intricate balance of oneness of the body. These are temptations caused by Jezebel. They infiltrate into our subconscious thoughts and then into our daily worship of the Lord. Satan tempts us into earthly stresses that causes us to deprive our spouse.

      “Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” — 1 Corinthians 7:5, NIV.

      Then when we do not treat her the way we ought to, our worship to the Lord gets affected.

      “Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.” — 1 Peter 3:7, NIV.

      Of course, people being weak and bound to sin, we fall. We sold Christ to the cross continuously and we sin against our spouse. But Christ still loved us even though He knew we fall short of His glory. He hung onto the cross which bears all of our sins out of love. And one day, because of the love of Christ, all broken relationships may be mended and lives will once again worship Him.

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      1. The fact that you wrote an excerpt without me understanding shows that you have the gift of poetry because your work is really good. I understand now. Thank you so much. Really good topic and yes, this message must be preached in the church of today. God bless you.

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