Realize You Can't Force Them Down Your Own Path.
Of course God wants all marriages to glorify Him through the covenant of marriage He created. He wants to see couples following Jesus, giving up their fleshly desires, and seeking to love and respect the people He has placed in their lives. But many times, people make the choice to walk in a different direction, away from godly advice and their own families. Many men and women will make the choice to divorce for selfish reasons and there is nothing we can do to stop it.
Proverbs tells us there will be fools who do not listen to wisdom or instruction. They will turn away from what is right and go down wrong paths that lead to destruction.
“Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.” (Proverbs 11:29)
“The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.” (Proverbs 14:16)
“As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.” (Proverbs 26:11)
Every single person on this earth is given free will to choose wisdom or foolishness. Each of us must make up our own minds, seeking God’s will if we choose, for which direction we will go. Neither of us can force another person down a particular path, to stay married and faithful to their vows. And even when we think someone is walking in the same direction as we are, they can always change their mind and go someplace else at any given time.
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