Thursday, October 27, 2016

This week's lesson (October 22-28): Curse the Day

It's easy enough to say, "for better or worse."

But when it comes to living those words?

"Better" is definitely better.

And that's just as true when you're following God as it is when you're married.

Yes, when the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and there's a chocolate cake just waiting for you on your kitchen counter, then it's easy to believe you made the right decision when you chose to:

A) Follow God.

B) Get married.

C) All of the above.

But when it's been raining all week . . .

And the kids are down with the flu . . .

And the only thing on your kitchen counter is that stack of bills you've been avoiding . . .

Then it's easy to say, "I don't want this. I don't deserve this. And I don't need to stick around for this."

Or as Job's wife says, "Curse God, and die."

To be sure, I understand why she says this.

What's more, I know how difficult it is to argue against this -- if you're not getting anything from a relationship, after all, then why stick around?

No, all I can say is that we all understand why we might feel this way about someone else . . .

But we all hope there's somebody else who would never feel that way about us -- someone who loves us, even in the bad times.

And if that's something we all want . . .

Then why shouldn't God want the same?

Yes, why can't God hope we'll say, "For better or or worse."

Even when it's worse?

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