October 4, 2012 (Psalm 4:2)
October 4, 2012
‘How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame (‘mock my honor’ NAB)?’ Ps. 4:2)
A new generation declared that they no longer needed marriage to justify their sexual behavior. Sensual good times justified themselves. Or so we thought. What actually occurred was the searing of our dignity and our consciences. Fire outside the fireplace singed a generation that staggered into the indulgent seventies.
There we determined that we did not marriage at all, not if it got in the way of our quality of life. CA initiated ‘no-fault’ divorce, which basically made divorce easy, a shame-free release from the drudgery of commitment. We took our bodies and our covenants—both founded in the Creator—and broke them in our devotion to the created.
‘They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised.’ (Rom. 1: 25)
‘Father, we have sought liberty apart from you and have wound up enslaved to ourselves. We are sorry for false lovers; we are sorry for breaking the vows we made in Your name. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we confess our sins of cowardice and compromise. We have violated Your holy commands in regards to what we have done to our bodies and other bodies. And in our compromise we have become cowards, unwilling to stand for what we know to be true for the dignity of all. We ask that You might have mercy on Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington; uphold marriage in these states, and in our nation, as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on ‘gay marriage.’