Friday, November 29, 2013


Our government is in the process of implementing legislation that provides financial advantages, through the Affordable Care Act, to couples who live together; while, in effect, penalizing couples who choose to marry.  According to the Heritage Foundation, married couples could pay as much as $10,000 more per year than their unmarried counterparts.

Two people living together – but not married - could both qualify for thousands of dollars of subsidies provided each of their incomes is below $45,960.  But, if they are married, their combined salary would put them above the cap, and they would not qualify for subsidies.  Robert Rector sees what he calls ‘an ideological bent’ in the law, because married couples often lean Republican while those who are unmarried often lean Democrat.

So…can we just set aside the political rhetoric for a minute and ask… Should our morality ever be for sale at any price?  Would you, if you had to, sacrifice money to maintain your morality?  For several years I have observed that senior adults will often move in together, but not marry, because of the financial advantages of keeping their separate Social Security accounts.  Even as the law rewards immorality and penalizes morality, you and I are still free moral agents who can exercise our wills and do what is right in God’s sight, based on the solid foundation of Biblical revelation and the Lordship of Jesus.

Pray with me… Father God, we believe Your Word is in our best interest always.  I thank You that Your Word declares that You are the ‘Father of Lights in whom there is no variation, or shadow of change.’  I thank You that when we build our lives on the Rock of Jesus… by hearing and obeying His Word… at any cost… we will truly live now and forever.  In His name, amen.

Pastor Ken

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