Maintenance

And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 


Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”


Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.


Genesis 2:22-24

R.C. Sproul tells the story of his preschool son.  He and his son were driving together in a car, and the battery on the car died. His son said, "Dad, we need to get a new car."

Not too long after that, the radio on the car died, and his son said, "Daddy, this car is eating us out of house and home. We need to get a new car." 

He took that opportunity to explain to his son that there was no reason to spend thousands of dollars on a new car just because the old one needed minor repairs.

Marriages are a bit like that. Sometimes a little maintenance can get the marriage operating smoothly again. Occasionally a serious breakdown means a complete overhaul is necessary, but most problems are solvable. Even if there has been an affair, the marriage can usually be restored at the price of repentance and forgiveness.

Some reading this devotion today may be ready to walk away from your marriage. Before you make a costly mistake, remember, God is able to repair your marriage as you bring your marriage to Him.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!