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God As Father-In-Law

Obadiah 1 “The Lord says to Edom, I will cut you down to size…” Scripture talks about God in many roles including father, friend and provider. During the Love After Marriage workshop our facilitators reminded us that God is indeed your father, but He is also your spouse’s father. That means He’s also your father-in-law. Now I have a great relationship with my father-in-law, but the analogy helped me to understand that if I do anything but love my wife unconditionally, God’s going to have some serious problems with me. In today’s scripture, the nation of Edom treated Israel with disdain and disrespect. The prophet Obadiah prophesied that the Edomites would experience God’s wrath because of their less-than-loving treatment of their cousins. The nation of Edom had descended from Esau, and were thus blood relatives of Israel. Sometimes we treat the people we are closest to with the least love and respect. But remembering God is their father helps me to keep myself in check. Lord thanks for being a loving father AND father-in-law. I commit to treat Elaine with more love each day. In your son’s most precious name, Amen.

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