I used to laugh at my mother when she would talk about other peoples relationships. You know the people who seem to have it all and seem to be the perfect couple. Or the people who seem to be blessed despite their evil ways. She would say, "honey their marriage or business is just a house of cards waiting for a strong wind to blow it over". Even though I was laughing then, I understand now what she really meant. What she meant was if you are going to do anything in life and want to stay successful in it then you have to do it by being honest. What I have learn in my own life is ,the person you really need to be honest with besides God , is yourself. Like my mother used to say, the truth will set you free or she would say ," tell me the truth even if it hurts, because I rather you tell me the truth then a lie". Because if you lie, steal or deceive to achieve happiness or success then you are guaranteed to fail.
Another thing remember this that power corrupts and if you use your new found power to hurt people or to use people then, God will eventually punish you. Yes even in marriage, the husband or the wife may gain power over their spouse. Just because you make more money than your spouse, own your own home or even if you are more educated than you mate, you should never make them feel less than what they are. To those who have been blessed with a very successful life I have a few facts that you should be aware of. Money even though its good to have will not buy you happiness or keep you safe from, pain , suffering or from the law. Money, drugs or sex can corrupt the soul and cause you to loose everything. Even though you may happen to have more money or more power than the average person, that gives you no right to use it to hurt people. If you practice evil then you will pay , then fail and when you fail it will not come without pain or punishment. My mother would smile and say," Oh how the mighty have fallen". God is a vengeful God and he will punish those who tell lies, those who cheat, deceive or use their power in a disrespectful way. If you are planning on getting married , interested in starting a business or starting a church, do it with truth and with Gods blessings. Because if you follow the way of the world and want too be just like everyone else, then your life, marriage, business or church or your career will be just like a house of cards waiting on the wrath of God to blow it away.
Have a blessed night,
1 Thessalonians 1:5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart