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The Table: Gay Marriage (Matt Wells)
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Matthew 7:1-5 (NIV)
“The Sanctity of Marriage”
I hear this term thrown around a lot in light of the debate over Gay Marriage. We are continually reminded that we must fight to protect the sanctity of marriage. Yet, I feel that, as Christians, we need to take a step back from the argument surrounding gay marriage, and really examine what the “sanctity” of marriage means.
Marriage is holy and sacred, and yet divorce is just as prevalent among the church going as it is within the rest of society. Christians are equally as guilty of forgetting how holy marriage is. We are just as guilty of treating marriage as expendable. It’s easy to shift the focus onto what we see wrong in others, so as to remove the focus from the issues which are blatantly apparent within our own lives.
Perhaps it’s time we begin paying attention to the plank that is protruding from our own eye (instead of nocking people in the head with it), while we make a show of the sawdust in the eyes of others.
Perhaps the fight for the sanctity of marriage needs to begin with fighting to keep our own marriages sacred.
About Matt WellsMatt Wells is a born-and-raised Floridian, from Lake Worth. He currently lives in Florida with his wife, Heather, their baby daughter, Bella, and their dog, Marley. He is the author of "Fix Me, Love Them: Christianity as it Should Be", and can be found on Twitter (www.twitter.com/FixMeLoveThem), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FixMeLoveThem). He can also be reached at FixMeLoveThem@gmail.com
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Verse of the Week
––1 Thessalonians 5:21 (ESV)