The dagger is one of history's most infamous tools. This short double edged blade has been used in close combat for centuries. St peter used a dagger to slice off the ear of a roman soldier on the night Jesus was captured. Ceaser was stabbed over 23 times by his closest allies.
The dagger is paradoxical symbol. Its small size and easy ability to be hidden makes it often associated with duplicity and treachery.
The dagger is a concealed or hidden weapon.
Searching for the connection today I saw this in my minds eye.
For a minute imagine the “goodness” in you taking on a outerbodilly form. Facing the “not so good in you”. Faced with the goodness in you what do you do?
You take your hidden dagger and stab the goodness?
My connection between the two might be a bit confusing but let me explain.
No person would ever want to deliberately destroy the goodness in themselves nor the goodness in their marriage.
But by choosing to hide the truth from your spouse and choosing to be unfaithful you are committing “goodness murder.”
As if your deliberately stabbing the “goodness” facing you in outer bodily form.
The goodness symbolizing all that God intended for a marriage. Breaking the unity,
Crushing the person you vowed to cherish, honor and respect?
Unknowingly you are letting a third party into your Godly union with your spouse.
This creates an opening for all the negative things to enter your holy union formed before God.
In the modern age we have tended to reduce the notion of hypocrisy to duplicity. The modern notion is a person who says one thing but does another. A person who is two faced, inconsistent or phony.
Playing the duplicate role of loving spouse and unfaithful partner, creates the characteristic “duplicity”.
Stabbing your role of faithful trustworthy partner.
Not only are you deliberately killing all that’s good in yourself but you are literally squeezing your partners heart as if you want to squeeze the life out of them.
Your stabbing your partner in the back.
All that was promised….broken.
All that was intended to flourish….is now destroyed.
Unfaithfulness is the dagger to goodness….
Your handing Satan this double edged tool as if your giving him permission to destroy the person you say you love….
The bible gives us a wonderful marriage guide.
1 corinthians 7 verse 1- 40
Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” 2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. 3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5 Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control
The person who shares your life…
Who believes you are true….
Believes everything you say….
Who naively believes they are your one and only….
One act can destroy all that’s beautiful.
But as we read the bible we have hope.
If we confess our sins and live a clean, honest life we have hope.
With god’s love all is not lost.
You can rebuild trust.
You can win back that person’s heart.
And for a lucky few..
They are forgiven..
*Thought for the day.*
Never hurt others for the wheel of life is fair and your turn will come.
Always be faithful, love with all your might. God is a fair and faithful God. He protects His flock.
Do unto others as you want them to do unto you.
Never soothe your ego with anothers pain for the layers of your lies will soon start to show.