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Friday, February 26, 2010

On Judging Men and His Failures in Marriage

Tiger Woods. Benny Hinn.

These two men have a lot in common. Influential. Wealthy. Charismatic. Brilliant at what they do.

Recent news reveal that they have another thing in common to add to the list: a marriage that is falling apart.

While it is almost too easy to assume and conclude what went wrong in their respective marriages, there are only 5 people who truly knew what happened and what went wrong: Tiger, Elin, Benny, Suzanne and God. Therefore, I am not qualified at all to judge them.

While infidelity and neglect are great reasons why most marriages fail today, I am in absolutely no position to decide on what kind of people they are.

While I believe that a man loses favor when he breaks his wife's heart, I have no right to decide what he is entitled to and what should be taken away from him.

I can only recall so many times where moral failure kept me apart from my God and yet received His mercy -- the unconditional kind that can only come from a Father who loves me so much and sees what I can become. I am grateful for the times I was not judged.

As far as God is concerned, Tiger Woods and Benny Hinn are my brothers. He loves them and they are His children. He is also Lord over them. They are accountable to Him, not to me.

My desire is to pray for them and their families in the most loving way. I will continue on praying that they will encounter God and the greatness of His love through this time.

"And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them." (Luke 6:31 ESV)


Liz said...

good insight. will share the link. hope you don't mind :)

Samantha Johnson said...

Thank you Liz! Please feel free to share :-)

brandts brandts everywhere said...

great words samantha. such wisdom. God is amazing huh?

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