In 2 Samuel 11:2, it says “And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.”
You may have heard this story several times about how David looking at Bathsheba as she bathing, and he became “distracted” and his relationship with God was never the same. This week I would like to talk about the distractions in the Christian marriages of today.
Again, as I said last week, many of you will be offended, but I must tell the truth. Many people were offended when Jesus preached, but he kept on preaching and I must do the same. Jesus said “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” and that means even your marriage can be free.
The two biggest distractions in Christian marriage today are cell phones and computers. The number of Christian marriages that have has been destroyed by these small devices is staggering. How could something so small have such a big impact in something that God sees as sacred, such as marriage?
What if you gave God and your husband the same type of effort, energy and attention you gave your phone and computer? How fresh would your marriage be?
As much as some of you Christian women won’t admit to it, these devices are “idols” in your life. You worship them; you can’t do without them; you think about them all the time; you look forward to spending time with them every day and night. Satan is so happy and pleased because your attention is somewhere else other than your marriage and your husband.
Yes you are at home and yes you are sitting in the same room as your husband; yes you talk back and forth with him about things, but if the truth can be spoken, your mind is in the “cyber” or “text” world. It’s the truth whether you confess it or not — physically you are there, but mentally you are somewhere else.
David got distracted with his eyes and then it led to his heart.
Women of God, these devices are killing your marriage slowly, whether you know it or not. It’s OK to get on the computers and cell phones but don’t let them come between time spent with your husband.
I said it last week and I am going to say it again, “If you don’t pay him attention then Satan has a willing vessel that will.” How powerful David could have been if he had not gotten distracted? How much more passion, could be in your marriage if you didn’t get distracted? God is not pleased at how some of you have allowed these two small devices to control your life, and impact your marriage in the way that it has.
Women of God, it’s the “small” things that makes a “big” difference in your marriage. Get down on your knees and ask the Lord to deliver you from these idol’s that you have placed above your husband and marriage.