Daily Archives: July 6, 2007

Musings on …….Unfaithfulness


My family member who has the unfaithful spouse said to me;

”God knew what He was doing when He gave the out for divorce, the out being unfaithfulness.

Because the agony of a spouse being unfaithful is so bad and holds so many different levels of pain and confusion and such conflicting emotions, He had to have known the pain.

Jesus was made man, was put on this earth, to feel the joy and pain, as humans, to die for the sins of us all, to die for the act of unfaithfulness in  spouses.

He [Jesus] had to have known what the pain of unfaithfulness was like, to allow it to be the only out of a marriage”

*I paraphrase from her original statement

This also made me think how highly God deems marriage and sanctity in the marriage.

The importance it plays in the lives of His [married]  followers.

American Heritage DictionaryCite This Source

un·faith·ful       (ŭn-fāth’fəl)  Pronunciation Key 

  1. Not adhering to promises, obligations, or allegiances; disloyal. See Synonyms at faithless.
    1. Not true or constant to one’s sexual partner.
    2. Not true to one’s spouse; guilty of adultery.
  2. Not justly representing or reflecting the original; inaccurate.
  3. Obsolete Deficient in or lacking religious faith; unbelieving.
   Roget’s New Millennium™ ThesaurusCite This Source
Main Entry:   faithlessness
Part of Speech:   noun
Definition:   disloyalty
Synonyms:   agnosticism, betrayal, disbelief, dishonesty, doubt, falseness, fickleness, fraud, inconstancy, infidelity, perfidiousness, perfidy, skepticism, treacherousness, treachery, treason, unfaithfulness

In the bible, hebrew ~ unfaithfulness, is found only in Old Test. and pertains to unfaithfulness to God.

*fornication, harlotry

*Noun: unfaithful or treacherous act, trespass

  1. against man
  2. against God

*Verb: to act unfaithfully, act treacherously, transgress, commit a trespass

  1. (Qal) to act unfaithfully or treacherously
    1. against man
    2. against God
    3. against devoted thing
    4. against husband

And I keep getting unfruitfulness coming up along side of unfaithfulness.

To apply to our lives today;

Have you been unfaithful to your spouse?

In word or deed?

Do you act treacherously [deceptive, untrustworthy, or unreliable] toward your loved one?

The pain caused by maritial unfaithfulness runs deep and spreads like a ripple in the ocean.

Ps 73:27
For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.
2Ch 30:7
“Do not be like your fathers and your brothers, who were unfaithful to the LORD God of their fathers, so that He made them a horror, as you see.
Le 26:40
‘If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me–