This morning I was listening to one of my favorite radio shows, The Bert Show, based here in Atlanta. They did an interesting segment, that I am still reeling over just a little. The question posed was, “Have you ever committed adultery for the sake of your marriage?” What an odd question, but interesting none the less.
I would like to say that the calls coming in surprised me, but unfortunately, they didn’t. Men and women called in to tell stories of their infidelity, and how in doing so, they’d “saved” their marriage, because sex with another person showed them how much they actually loved their spouse. That statement sounds so ridiculous, that it is in desperate need of re-stating…sex, with another person, showed them how much they love their spouse.
This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard, and it is a candid look into the human heart. We will convince ourselves of anything to have everything that we want…it is the human condition. We are self centered, depraved people, though every philosophical thought in society would try top convince us that we are basically good and giving. And the only thing that can solve the problem of the human condition is Christ and his gospel.
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved
What an incredible description of all that humanity is (dead,disobedient, following the passions of the flesh, desires of the body)outside of Christ, but what powerful transition words(but God), and it ends with all that we are under His love and leading. Stop justifying your selfish passions, and turn and know life.