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If I cheat in my marriage and ask for forgiveness, will God still bless me?


If I cheat in my marriage and ask for forgiveness, will God still bless me?
Name: Stacey
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The blood of Jesus is always there to forgive you, but that doesn't mean there won't be negative consequences as far as your marriage is concerned.

God rains on the just and the unjust.  He makes His sun to shine upon all.

You began your question with the words, "If I cheat"...  Is this not something that has happened yet?  or is it a thing of the past?  "If I cheat" seems to imply you are planning to do so. 

If that is the case, no.  God will not hear us if we regard iniquity in our hearts.  (Psalm 66:18) 

If it is something that has already taken place, God can, and will, forgive you if you truly have repented of the iniquity and have turned away from it again.  Repentance is not just saying "I'm sorry."  Repentance is a turning away from. 

If you truly have turned away from that wickedness, and asked God's forgiveness, then yes, He will hear and He will forgive.

Did God bless David after he committed adultery and murder? Yes, because of David's repentant heart. But bear in mind, things were never the same for David: he gave the enemies of God a reason to blaspheme, his own son turned on him and stole his throne, and the kingdom was always at war. His life was harder for it, but yes, God still blessed.

No. If you were a true Christian believer, with the Holy Spirit in your life, you would not ask the question.

 

Paul answered it thus:

Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

 

Gal. 5:

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Willful sin, such as this one you are contemplating, is different from a sin of passion (I get angry and say a demeaning thing to my wife, for example). David always sinned- he was a sinner- but the sin of Bathsheba was a willful, deliberate sin which he no doubt contemplated, knew it was wrong, and essentially said,"God I know you hate what I am about to do, but am going to do it anyways." Christ was damning of the Pharisees who sinned with their eyes open. 1 Cor6.18 plainly states that fornication is not just any sin. Prov 6.32,33 also shows that this sin will have consequences that will be permanent (your mind will, in this life at least, forever be tainted.) I am sure that I am not the only one who can attest to having memories and images that haunt me at times, and which I hate and dismiss, but which God nonetheless will not remove just as it states in Proverbs.


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