The Enemy of Our Marriages
I received an e-mail from one of you the other day that said something I believe but don’t discuss here nearly often enough. He said we think of marriage as three, the two spouses and God. But there is a forth, Satan (aka the accuser of the brethren).
I’m not a “demon behind every bush” kind of guy, but I don’t think Jesus was making up stories when He talked about the devil being “the evil one” in Matthew 13:38.
His power is limited, but I think he can and does dangle things in front of us and tries to influence us to see the worse in people. Given marriage is used as an example of our relationship with Jesus, I would think Satan has a special hatred for marriage.
The next time you have a negative thought about your wife, ask yourself where it came from. Is it a reasonable thought given who you know your wife to be? Has she done things that make it a reasonable thought? Or is the thought without merit or support?
Even if you don’t believe in Satan is a real being, asking yourself if your thoughts come from something other than right thinking is a good idea.