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Day 144 - Luke 7

Friday, July 21, 2017

5 minutes a day 5 days a week - a year of Bible Wisdom

State Of Marriage

Friday, July 21, 2017
Does Romans 7:1-3 imply divorce or a polygamist state when the woman marries another man?  Furthermore, if the verse implies divorce, does the wording of the verse convey that the woman will be in a continuous state of adultery? Since it would not be a one-time wrong against her husband, she would be in a continual state of adultery giving her the title of ‘adulteress’.

Sincerely,
Annulled And Void?

Dear Annulled And Void,

Romans 7:1-3 doesn’t state that she will be in a continuous state of adultery (none of the verb tenses specify continuous action), but it doesn’t necessarily state that she wouldn’t be.  Romans 7:1-3 isn’t really even focused on addressing marriage and divorce – it is using a simple truth (that marriage is intended to be for a lifetime) to illustrate that the Old Law had to pass away in order for the New Law to take over (Rom 7:4-6).  The verse doesn’t specifically imply divorce.  It simply says, “if she be joined to another man” (Rom 15:3)… that doesn’t mean she divorced her husband.  It is possible for someone to be joined to another without divorce – it is called ‘fornication’.  In short, all the verse is saying is that once you are married, you are bound to that spouse for life.  That is the normal circumstance of all marriages.  Other verses (such as Matthew 19:9 and 1 Cor 7:12-15) deal with abnormal marital circumstances.  If you would like more information on the topic of marriage, divorce, and remarriage, we recommend you listen to a series of lessons one of our AYP writers preached on the topic.  That series can be downloaded from here.

Beyond Bad Language

Thursday, July 20, 2017
What is blasphemy?  I really don't understand it and would like an explanation.

Sincerely,
Boggled About Blasphemy

Dear Boggled About Blasphemy,

All cursing is corrupt speech, but using the Lord’s name in vain is corrupt speech and blasphemy.  Eph 4:29 tells us to avoid all corrupt speech.  We need to avoid any and all language that sounds filthy or derogatory – this would include all swear words.  However, using the Lord’s name in vain is corrupt and irreverent.  God tells us to revere Him (Heb 12:28).  All sin will equally send you to hell (Rom 6:23), but there is an attitude of disrespect behind using the Lord’s name in vain that is especially troublesome.  The word ‘blasphemy’ means ‘to speak evil of’; any language that speaks poorly of God is blasphemy.  When we use God’s name as a cuss word or exclamatory term, we demote Him in our minds from the lofty position He deserves.  All our speech needs to be both clean and reverent, so God’s name is spoken well of amongst His people (1 Tim 6:1).

Day 143 - Luke 6

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Day 142 - Luke 5

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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