Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 2.28.14

Do not commit adultery.
 Exodus 20:14 HCSB
 Father I pray for every married couple regardless if they have been married less than one hour or more than 75 years. I pray that their union is held together by Your love, and that they never allow another person to come between them. I pray that they rebuke adultery and other sins. I pray that they rebuke the tempter and temptress that seeks only to destroy and conquer through darkness. I pray that they are surrounded and protected by family and friends who will do their part to protect their union, and block any attempts to attack the union.
 Mold out of those weak individuals who struggle with fidelity, that which is not favorable to You, and mold into them that which will make them great in a Your eyes. I pray this to You as a believer in You and Your son Jesus Christ. Amen.
 God did not beat around the bush with His commandments. God was crystal clear and straight to the point. Adultery is so great a sin it’s listed there with murder. Yet more and more people give in to this sin. More and more people justify cheating on their spouse emotionally, sexually, and in other ways. People justify calling, texting, sexting, emailing, IM’ing, DM’ing, inboxing, sending cards and letters, gift giving, and more—-to a person not their spouse—to a person that they didn’t vow to “have and to hold forsaking all others…until death do us part.
 People say, “I didn’t intend to,” but some do it and then blame their spouse, and oftentimes commit adultery again, and again, and again—usually because they haven’t been caught. But they forget that God is always watching.
 What do you think could possibly be gained by destroying the vows you spoke to and before God?
 If a person is a cheater before marriage, what’s the likelihood that they will remain faithful forever to one person? If a person has no problem violating their vows to their spouse, how can you trust them to be honorable in other areas of their life? A single person intimately involved with a married person must realize one fact, even if you end up with this married person, you will lose them just like you got them—that’s the karmic circle.
 Questions of the Day:
 1. Why do you (or don’t you) hold a married person accountable to their marriage vows?
 2. In what ways can we support and hold married people accountable?
 3. In what ways can we empower single people to not get caught up in the ugly web of adultery?

 Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below. You can also send me an email at: Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! May God continue to bless and keep all of us. Have an amazing weekend. Don’t forget that tomorrow is March 1st!
 Love always,
 Copyright 2014. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Copyright 2009-2013 under Natasha L. Foreman, unless otherwise noted.
 Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

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