March 04, 2024

Marriage - Morning Devotion on Mar. 1, 2024


"Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together; let man not separate."

Matthew 19:4-6

Have you thought about absolute love? Do you think about it all by yourself or with your ideal spouse? Is your ideal spouse eternal or temporal? When you refer to your ideal spouse, are you referring to the one who can freely touch you and embrace you anytime of the day or night without a time limit? Is that what you mean? Or, do you mean that this ideal spouse can only embrace you between certain hours and when you are eating they should not even talk to you? What kind of ideal spouse are you talking about here? You don't have confidence in your answer; that is why you are all laughing too much. But this is a serious issue.

We can only receive love from our partner. Therefore, if you want to find absolute love, you need an absolute partner. Then you can give your absolute faith, absolute love, absolute trust, and absolute life to your spouse. Otherwise you cannot receive absolute love from your spouse. Do you imagine that your eyes would prefer absoluteness or changeability? Your five senses like absolute love.

Have you ever turned your five senses against your spouse? Only when you have an absolute relationship between husband and wife, you can expect to receive absolute love. This is the prerequisite. Do you understand me?

Where can we find absolute love? In kissing? Where then? Our absolute sexual love organ, which brings man and woman into unity, is the place where absolute love can be found. The place of sexual intercourse. People do not know this truth. Those of you, who are without sexual organs, raise your hands. Your sexual organ exists for the sake of absolute love. This is your unique, eternal purpose.

Eternal love is found through your spouse. People have been unaware that the owner of the woman's sexual organ is her spouse. Likewise, the owner of the man's sexual organ is his ideal spouse. When this ideal husband and wife become one through their sexual organs, then the owner of their unity is God. We need to know that our sexual organ does not belong to our self but rather to our partner. And our combined sexual organs belong to God. We need our sexual organs in an absolute way because we have to find absolute love. They are that valuable, that important. They cannot be exchanged for anything in this world.

The Time of Liberation for the Family of World Peace

September 8, 1996

What is the most important thing? It is not money, power, or knowledge. It is true love. True love is more precious than life itself and more important to us than air or water. Why is it so precious and important? It is because it is the means by which we can meet God. Just as human beings desire to meet God, God also wants to meet true human beings because of love. The love by which God can see, touch, and share with men and women at the same time is the love by which men and women love each other.

Everybody Wants True Love

November 20, 1999

Now, let us discover the dividing line between heaven and hell. Is it up in the air? Where is it? It is in your sexual organ. This is a serious matter. When the sexual organ is used as a blind person wandering aimlessly and without direction, it will, undoubtedly, lead you as its owner to hell. By the same token, you will be led high up into heaven when you use the sexual organ according to the standard of God's absolute love.

Today we face a serious youth problem, because in the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve in their youth planted the seed of free sex in the shade through the fall. In the Last Days, the time of harvest, there is thus the worldwide phenomenon of rampant free sex among youth. Through free sex, Satan wants to stop every last person from returning to God; he wants to destroy all humanity and create hell on earth. Is not the world in which we live today hell on earth?

The family sets the cornerstone on the road to peace. The family can also destroy that road. It was Adam's family in which the destruction of the foundation of human hope and happiness took place. Therefore, when we establish the road going 180 degrees opposite from the direction of the satanic world, giving thanks to God, we can find freedom, happiness, and the ideal.

If all men and women admit that their sexual organs belong to their spouse, we would all bow our heads and become humble when we receive our spouse's love. Love comes to you only from your partner. There is no love other than love for the sake of others.

In Search of the Origin of the Universe

August I, 1996

Jesus Stands Up for Women 

  • Jesus made some very strong statements about marriage and divorce. 
  • He was standing up for women. 
  • The Pharisees had asked Jesus if it was lawful to divorce a wife for any cause (Matthew 19: 3). 
  • Jesus talked about how things were in the beginning—in the Garden of Eden. (Matthew 19: 4-6). 
  • Then the Pharisees challenged Jesus about Mosaic law. 
  • They asked, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?” (Matthew 19:7). 
  • In Deuteronomy 24:1, Moses had allowed men to divorce their wives if they were “unclean.”
  • The problem was, women were considered unclean a lot of the time! (Leviticus 12: 1-5) 
  • By the time of Jesus, men could divorce their wives if they burned their dinners (House of Hillel, first century BCE).
  • Only a man could initiate a divorce. 
  • A woman could not divorce her husband. 
  • So, the laws and practices were extremely unfair to women. 
  • Jesus argued with the Pharisees and said that Moses only allowed them to divorce their wives because of their “hardness of heart” (Matthew 19:8).
  • “But in the beginning [the Garden of Eden], it was not so,” Jesus said (Matthew 19:8). 
  • So, Jesus raised the standard for men divorcing their wives. 
  • He said there should be no divorce except in cases of a woman’s adultery (Matthew 19:9). 
  • What was more, he said, any man who remarried after divorcing a faithful wife would be committing adultery himself (Matthew 19:9).
  • This would probably make men who wanted to divorce their wives for petty reasons think twice. 
  • Jesus really raised the bar for divorce. 
  • He asserted protection of women from being thrown out of their homes and marriages for trivial reasons. 
  • In addition, he gave men reason to think twice before they threw aside loyal wives.  

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