Daily Devotional
Are You Playing Marbles with Diamonds?

“Therefore. a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

Genesis 2:24


Ponder This

You’ve heard of the famous South African diamond mines. It is said they were discovered when a man saw some little boys playing on the ground with shiny rocks. He watched how they splashed in the sunlight. He stopped, stooped down, picked up one of them, and found out it was a diamond.

Here were little boys playing marbles with diamonds! I'm afraid that's what people today are doing when it comes to sexual purity. God has given something so beautiful, so wonderful to us, yet we misuse it and transgress every protection He placed around this sacred gift.

Since the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden, man has trampled on this treasure. In modern times, things began to spin out of control with the moral and sexual revolution of the 1960s. We were told that the parameters found in the Word of God concerning the physical relationship between a man and woman are no longer applicable. Truths and commandments revealed to us in Holy Scripture were labeled ridiculous and out of date.

What has been the result of our grasping this valuable treasure and playing with it in the dirt like marbles? Children at a younger and younger age are stripped of their innocence. Our homes are coming apart at the seams. We’re witnessing the slaughter of millions of precious unborn babies who are being put to death, depression has skyrocketed. As the family unit falls apart, more young people are taking their own lives, and our nation is in chaos.

Practice This

This is the reason the Bible says, “You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14).

God was saying, “Don't adulterate, don’t contaminate, something so precious and lovely.” Marriage, as God created it, is to be honored and protected. Value purity. Treasure it as a rare diamond.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.