Would it shock you to know that the majority of Christian women are engaged in an affair?
Would you be surprised to learn that, in God’s eyes, you have had or are having an affair?
It is true.
Kay Arthur, in her message to 4,000 women at the True Woman Conference 2010, boldly stated, “We as Christian women have entangled ourselves in affairs with this life.” We are cheating on our Lord. We have exchanged a pure, purposeful and fulfilling relationship with our Bridegroom, Jesus, and played the harlot with a string of lovers. Lovers called materialism, busyness, keeping-up-with-the-Jones’, “me-ism”, selfishness, worldliness, complacency, people-pleasing, and hard-heartedness.
Very few women plan to have an extramarital affair, but in day-to-day life, they make decisions that create an environment ripe for temptation. Decisions not to fight for their marriage today. Decisions not to obey God’s command to love their spouse. Decisions to sooth their hurts with the harmless attentions of a man who is not their husband. Little compromises that lead to an all-out affair.
Sisters in Christ, we do the same thing with our Savior, our Bridegroom, Jesus Christ! Every day we exchange true love for cheap thrills and passing pleasures. We make daily decisions not to read our Bible. We decide to indulge in whims rather than asking God for guidance. We decide to react in anger, rather than surrendering our rights. We decide to spend our money on unnecessary shoes or the latest hair products rather than tithing and giving to those in need. We decide to run our own lives rather than surrendering to the Lordship of Christ. Little choices that lead us to be a harlot of the world rather than the Bride of Christ.
God is telling you, woman who calls herself a Christian, that He should be the only God in your life! You. Shall. Not. Have. Any. Gods. But. ME – The One True God! (Exodus 20:3) Stop dabbling in immorality! Stop playing with sin. Stop fraternizing with the enemy. Stop entertaining evil. “Rise up, you women who are at ease, hear my voice; you complacent daughters, give ear to my speech. In little more than a year you will shudder, you complacent women; for the grape harvest fails, the fruit harvest will not come. Tremble, you women who are at ease, shudder, you complacent ones; strip, and make yourselves bare, and tie sackcloth around your waist.” (Isaiah 32:8-13)
Repent. Fall on your face before your Bridegroom and repent of your affairs with this world! Repent.
What kind of a woman are you?
The pure bride of Christ or a woman playing harlot with the world?
What kind of woman will you be?