Friday, December 16, 2011

Flee From Adultery

I planned on using the next few marriage posts to discuss the different needs men and women have. But since I will not be posting again until January, I am going to save it for the new year.

I wanted to share something my husband did recently that made me so proud of him.

My husband is a straight forward, tell you like it is, man. I've always admired that about him. There is no sugar coating with him. If you are doing something wrong, he'll tell you.

Recently one of his co-workers, who is married, showed my husband a rather explicit email he received from his ex-girlfriend. The man proudly showed it off as if implying, "Isn't that cool?"

Of course, my husband didn't hold back his opinion. "Are you crazy?" my husband yelled, while reminding him of his wife and children.

A few days later, my husband overheard his co-worker whispering on the phone at his desk at work. My husband knew he was talking to the woman, so he started sending him warning messages that popped up on his computer.

"Run!" he wrote. "Flee from it!" he warned. "Don't throw away your family" he reminded him. He then wrote a message illustrating his family as the light and the girl as the darkness, while admonishing him to choose the light.

After the man got off the phone, he came up to my husband and, with gratitude, thanked him for snapping him back to reality. He is a non-believer, but he surprisingly acknowledged Jesus in my husband for showing him the light.

Later that evening, my husband received a call from his co-worker's wife. Though she wasn't too happy with her husband, she was thankful my husband stopped him. She was grateful my husband didn't sit back and silently watch her husband be led astray by the seductive words of his ex-girlfriend.

"With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk. All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life." Proverbs 7:21-23

I am so proud of my husband for not keeping silent. I praise him for using Godly wisdom and fighting for that family.

"Brothers, if someone is caught in sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently." Galatians 6:1

If you are "flirting" around with temptation today, flee from it! Run and don't look back! The more this man "flirted" with the temptation, the more it blinded him from reality. If God hadn't used my husband to be the voice of reason, I'm sure he would have fallen into the deadly trap that would have cost him his family.

"Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins man commits are outside the body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body." 1 Corinthians 6:18

Amanda Beth


Ann said...

Amanda, I think it really takes speaking the truth in love to do what your husband did, and you are right to be proud of him. He was able to be a light, right there in the office for his coworker! We won't even know what wonderful seeds may be sown from this one event. This calls for a big "amen"!! ~ Ann

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

We never need to be ashamed to stand up for the Truth of God's Word! Your husband helped save that family a world of hurt and trouble.

Merry Christmas Amanda!

Author Amanda Beth said...

I agree, Ann! Definitely a big Amen! I am confident God will use it to help so many more families.

Beth, It is a great reminder to not be ashamed to stand up for the truth. I am so proud of him.

Thanks for your comments! Merry Christmas to you both.:)

Tami @ said...

It is good to hear a man encouraging a man to be faithful to his wife.

Author Amanda Beth said...

Thanks for your comment, Tami! I agree. I'm happy he encouraged him to be faithful.

Sonya Lee Thompson said...

Great post and thank you for sharing about your husband's courage that helped another family! We need more people like that - willing to stand up for what it right without caring if it offends or not.

He is a man of honor and one to be proud of!

God Bless!

Author Amanda Beth said...

Thanks, Sonya! It's a great reminder to stand up for what is right, no matter what.

God bless you:)