Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The person God intends

Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

"God never makes mistakes. Never! So whoever you’re married to is the person that God intends for you to make a happy home with..." -- Franklin Senters, from
Living in His Word Devotions, October 12, 2006

Agree or disagree?


amity said...

Disagree with the second statement. God never makes mistakes, but people do often go against the will of God and make plenty of mistakes of their own. Marriage sometimes being one of them.

However, said person may just be stuck, scripturally speaking. If a marriage is a mistake, it is a mistake we only get to make once in most circumstances.

Pete said...

Disagree - I am not a bible scholar, but I don't know that God necessarily selects a mate for us. He knew us before the world and He provided our salvation for us, but left us choices to make and lessons to learn.
We make our choices in life and live with the results to the extent that we humanly can and then we make other choices. Sometimes we don't get those right either, but as we come to learn God's will for us we get better at it.

clinch64 said...

I would say there are lots who have made a mistake on more than one occasion. Look at all of these celebrities and so forth who have been married multiple times.

It is a hard question to reconcile between foreknowledge and freewill.

Pete said...

It took me three times to get it right and between numbers two and three I dodged more than a couple bad bullets. Eventually, I got off me and got to thinking about others and the right combination of people came together for the betterment of both and hopefully the glory of God. Was it David who said, "I waited patiently on the Lord..." ??