Difficult situations

Some of the toughest questions I’ve heard are those dealing with human situations.

People can get themselves into some really difficult ones. There are those who have been married and divorced, some more than once.

Many of these discussions begin with the phrase, “But, what if…”

What many  have trouble understanding is that while humans are situational, God isn’t. God’s word is objective truth.

Look at the Ten Commandments. God said, “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain,” (Exodus 20:7 ESV). But, some may say, “Lord, you just don’t understand how difficult it is to obey this command. Sometimes my feelings get out of control and I say things that are wrong.” This may be true, but it doesn’t change what God commanded.

A line is crossed when one decides to violate God’s word even when they believe it is impossible to comply. Therefore, they think there may be some permissible way to avoid guilt and separation from God and transgress God’s word anyway. Don’t ask me how.

And people can get themselves into some twisted and obtuse situations, too.

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