Transitioning from single to married requires a change of mindset that often produces bitter disappointments. Recognizing this struggle is half the battle. Nicole Unice looks at how building up the proper outlook on your marriage will help you grow closer to your spouse.
This section in Deuteronomy 19 concerning the child, if you as a parent have a child who is continually transgressing and breaking the covenant law of God, you must remember that if you as a father were to harbor this child, and furthermore as a city, if the city harbored the child who was a continual covenant transgressor, then God is obligated, not just sitting back being mean, he is obligated to pour covenant curses out, not just upon you, but now upon the entire city.
Now when you think about that question, it goes back to the fact do you love God more than you love all other things? Jesus Christ says this exact same thing in a different way in the New Testament when he says, "All who love child, mother, father, sister, brother, more than me are not worthy of me."
In other words, do we love God preeminently or do we not? If we make an idol out of anything, if we place anything above the living God, then we are harboring that which transgresses, and we cannot. He is worth of our love. He is worth of our devotion.