Marriage, What Keeps Us Together
November 20, 2022
Nick Gonyea, one of our covenant partners at GCC preached on Malachi 2:10-16. We learned that the problem with unfaithfulness is when we go against God’s design of a covenant community where relationships are built for trust, honesty, peace, loyalty, support, care, and love for one another, but instead deal with each other treacherously in pursuit of our own self-satisfaction.
We also learned that the reason for unfaithfulness is so often because we forget about what God has done for us and has promised to do. Despite God’s work on behalf of Israel for their good, they had the audacity to ask “how have you loved us?” Similarly, we too, may think we need to put ourselves first, and fail to love others, instead of remembering God’s goodness towards us and all His kingdom promises.
Yet, we know we cannot be faithful to God and those around us by our own strength. We need a heart transformation, and to keep our eyes fixed on the only faithful person in existence – Jesus Christ, who perfectly loves us. To the extent we believe and trust Jesus and the gospel, is when we can start being faithful to others. When we realise that Christ takes care of all of our needs, we think less about ourselves, and more about how we can be faithful to our relationships and community. To be faithful to God, we need only realise that He has already given us His Spirit, the power for faithfulness. Come what may, we can always look to Him, as our one true Father and King whose faithfulness is great and never-changing.