Proverbs 6:32-35 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul. A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away. For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.
My wife can see a small figurine in a store, purchase it, place it in the house, and it always looks good. We had only been married a short while, and she began to decorate. A knickknack here, a thing-a-mo-bob there, and the place felt like a real home.
One day, while walking through the house, I accidentally knocked one of the little do-hickeys off the table. As it fell to the floor and broke, I thought of how mad she would probably be. How was I going to fix this? I found the glue, and began to collect the pieces to put it back together. All but a few fragments of dust, which I swept up and tossed in the trash, made it back into this precious little what-cha-ma-call-it.
Not too many days after that, she was doing this other thing guys don’t do too often, dusting. Sure enough, she saw the difference. There were no children, animals, or anyone else to blame. I was caught. Fortunate for me, it was not a precious heirloom passed down for thirty generations. Just a garage sale bobble I had broken.
The point is, no matter how much I tried, and how careful I was, that little object would never be the same. It was cracked, and the little fragments of dust were gone. You couldn’t tell unless you were close, but it was forever damaged.
The heart of a spouse is also very precious. Once broken, it will never be the same. We can glue it back together with love. Time will help us forgive. However, the cracks will always be there. Only a miracle will mend it. Isn’t it wonderful, that our God is in the miracle business?
Needless to say, I’m much more careful today in the house, than when I lived alone. Sure, I have made mistakes, however, not that one again. A heart once broken is not easily mended. Only God can truly mend a broken heart.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Deuteronomy 33 – Joshua 3 / Proverbs 6:32-35
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 34-35 / Mark 14:43-72
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