"Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be restored! Renew our days as of old" - Lamentations 5:21
The day that divorce papers are finalized, everything becomes crystal clear. They are documents that itemize all that was valuable in the marriage. Who gets the house? The boat? The vacation cottage? What amount of money that will be paid in alimony? All that really matters is the tangible things of monetary worth. A final commentary on the marriage... Rubbish over Relationship.
As Jeremiah listed all that Israel suffered in the way of loss, the tangible things were most grieved over..."Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our homes to foreigners." (Lamentations 5:2) The luxuries of life, the daily pleasures, music and dancing were all gone. Their misery seemed to revolve around the loss of earthly treasures rather than the spiritual communion with the Lord Himself. What was the final commentary? They had chosen poorly... Rubbish over Relationship.
It's all a matter of priority my friend. Where we place our values in the beginning will always determine the outcome. If you plant your life in the shifting sands of tangible things, your world will eventually pass away with nothing left to show for your efforts. But, if you plant your life in the rich topsoil of knowing and loving God, your world and all your efforts will last forever. Choose wisely... Relationship over Rubbish.