Malachi 2:14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
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Last night I read Malachi chapter 2- and thought it interesting that it is a rebuke against leadership- for breaking the covenant with the wives of their youth.
I really had no ‘plan’ on talking about that issue- but it has come up in the present teaching on Mark’s gospel- as well as on my ‘unplanned’ talks.
Often times we speak on issues- and it turns out that there was a reason.
I also gave an example [Mason] of how good people- in anger- can quickly make a sexual accusation- even against a friend they are trying to help.
I only share that example because I know the lady who said it- is actually a person who helps the homeless- like myself.
The last few days I also posted the famous ‘rape accusation’ case in the bible.
The story of Joseph and Potiphars wife.
Now- I do not share it in a way that says ‘oh- yeah- all rape accusations are false’.
No- I find it interesting that some women- when either scorned [for sex in the biblical example] or for other reasons- do indeed do this.
It reminded me of the local Kingsville carpenter case that I spoke on the last few days.
I don’t think many Christians realize how God is actually giving us insight into the heart of man [or woman] by this being one of the most famous stories in scripture.
God is not ‘being mean’ he is showing us another way iniquity works- yes- rape- child molestation- there are indeed many real cases of other forms of sin.
But we often neglect to see why false accusation [bearing false witness] is one of the ‘big 10’ so to speak.
In society- if I hold you against your will- we call that kidnapping.
Yet in the famous case of Michael Morton- he was ‘kidnapped’ for 25 years- by the system.
The prosecutor in the Morton case sincerely believed Morton murdered his own wife- because she did not want to have sex with him on his birthday. [overblog- see the rest here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/06/12/monday/ ]
Morton's son- who was very young at the time- did visit Morton while he was in prison.