Can one have a covenant with God while breaking the covenant with a spouse? The woman witnessed had made a fellowship offering. A fellowship offering according to the law of Moses was offering to God part of the meat to God while being allowed to keep the rest to be eaten later by the offerer and their family (14; Lev. 7:12-15) She had made a vow to God (14). The adulterous offered to God and then offered a young man, not her husband to eat with her and then sleep with her.
Is anyone truly always faithful to God? Religion is the disguise and make-up of many. We paint ourselves to hide the shame that we carry with us. To others, religion is profit and gain. We dress lavishly to impress others for control, prestige, and influence (10).
If that is the way we treat our covenant with God it should not surprise us that that is the way we treat our covenant with our spouse. The simple young man enjoyed being incised and seduced. Deep in his heart, he wanted to step into the noose (22) till an arrow pieced his liver (23). Similarly, we go to religious gatherings while our hearts are far from God. We say, “Lord, Lord!” with the same mouth that we defame our covenant with our Lord.
“Going a little farther, Jesus fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Could you men not keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”
He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” (Matthew 26:39-42)