I started getting serious
about religion at the age of 18. I reckon the Devil didn't like it for he was
giving me some trouble, usually using some of my former friends.
This question is posed in Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Because we didn't agree we
couldn't walk together any longer, we were now heading in different directions.
While looking to the Bible
for help concerning this matter I read in Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds a "good
thing" and obtains favor from the LORD. That sounded like a
win, win situation. First, in finding a good thing, and then favor with the
In my mind I related finding
a good thing to making a good deal and then as now I'm always a candidate for a
good deal. I started looking high and low for my "good thing".First I looked low to see if she was there.
finally concluded that was like shopping at a used car lot.
While there were many fine
looking cars that were suitable and with many good miles left in them that could
provide years of good service none were exactly what I was looking for.
There were some that owner
just got tired of them and traded in them for another while others were just
rentals and a temporary arrangement.
Having failed in my quest by
looking low I proceeded to look high for "my thing" where the new
There were far fewer of these available but after some looking I
finally found one I liked and could afford. She didn't come with all the bells
and whistles some had but she had everything I needed and was a brand new model
explains what happen next which was; For
this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
and they will become one flesh and so
it was and is.
The word "inequitable"
comes to mind when thinking about this "he and she" thing for the man
gets a "good thing" when he gets a wife where the woman just gets a
"thing" and has to try to make something good out of it.
GOD'S plan "A" has
been best for me while others have had success in plan "B."
Whichever plan one chooses
the promise still stands; He that finds a wife finds a good thing and favor
with the Lord.