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Moving On

Submitted by Art Fox on Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:05

I have become aware that the Lord wants me move on from the novelty of my returning to active ministry. How do I know that? Because something else has grabbed my attention. I have become concerned about my wife's judgment. Specifically, I am concerned about the man she chose to marry. I mean, I thought I knew the guy! I like the guy! He was my preferred choice for marry Olivia Dioda! But looking at him now, over 33 years later, I ask myself, What was I thinking?

What's wrong with him? you ask? In a word, the guy is totally depraved! He is self-absorbed, at times incredibly thoughtless, impulsive, unthinking, short on patience and way too concerned with what makes him happy instead of what makes that gracious woman happy! He is selfish and very short sighted. And that is just for starters! It is beyond me what she saw in him and why she got involved with him in the first place. I want to shake her and ask her the question, Livy, what were you thinking? But I know she would focus on the good things she sees in him, on the way he expresses concern for her, and the way he looks Cute (man, I just don't see that!).

Now, not approving of divorce, as it is not biblical, I have just one option open to me--to take her husband to the woodshed and beat some sense into him, mentally and spiritually. I need to take him to the Word of God and remind him that he is to love her as Christ loves the Church, to love her more than he loves himself. If I could just convince him to do that more often, then I think I would feel better about her choice of the guy.

In the meantime, I better be careful around him, or I just might try to do something drastic with him. I don't know what, but I think he needs a stern lesson in being more like Christ and less like me. She deserves that, to say the least.