Monday, April 6, 2009

70 x 7

The story of a "christian couple"

Mr and Mrs A got married and 6months into their marriage both of the became christians, the type of christians that live their lives strictly by the bible.

Mrs A is a rather "truthful" woman, the type who believes in speaking the truth in all things and at all times, like reminding Mr A that she earns more than he does, she being a banker and him a teacher so as to "encourage" him to get a better job rather than remain as a teacher (which he always told her was what he wanted to remain all the days of their lives right from the start), and reminding him that the car was bought by her money so he needs permission to use it, and reminding him that she pays for the kids school fees so she decides how they should be trained.

In return, Mr.A , a rather quiet fellow believs in moving to the attic when Mrs. A begins to "speak the truth" after all the bible says "better to live in the roof top than dwell in the same house with a contentious woman.

In their 6th year of marriage, Mr. A calls Mrs A and tell her he wants a divorce

Mrs A: Husband of my youth, after i have slaved all these years to be a proverbs 31 woman, industrous in all my ways, is this how you choose to treat me?

Mr A: I only obey the word of God which says "Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire"

Mrs A: HAAA but the same word says "Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother", you never did that.

Mr A: But i did the the second year of our marriage, when i raised it up in our family devotion, and two years ago when we were praying at the christmas re-union and i raised it as a prayer request, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established, then i took it to the church when i slipped it into the request basket during prayer meeting last year, but you still have not changed

Mrs A: But Jesus asked to forgive when He told Peter "I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven shall thou forgive thy brother."

Mr A: (Smiling triumphantly and reaching for a book with a lot of tally's scribbled on it) AHA!!!! my dear wife, count it...yesterday night was the 491th time you've offended me so i have God's permission not to forgive you.

And with that, the case was closed

....Having a slow day at work today and i remembered the pastor reading Matt 18:21 and just began to wonder, what if there's somone that actually keeps count of offences? hence this post (can there really be someone that does that?) lol


  1. LOL @ the very literal interpretation of 70 X 7...... Guess earnings will always be a source of friction in homes....

  2. I pray earnings will never be a source of friction in my home. Thats wasn't nice what the women was saying/doing. imagine some people do count? thats craziness

  3. Earning will always be a problem in the depends on a very good woman who wont use it against her husband. I love d new layout.. very lovely..I'll steal I've got a shelfari account too..

  4. I find it hard 2 4gt stuff wen m hurt bt i dnt count and i do 4giv.
    Interestn post..

  5. Interesting read!
    He who keeps score can never really win...

  6. lol they were keeping scores, mmy goodness. yes they might be.. nice

  7. Hmmm...interesting ...i suppose one can find a verse to support anything one wants to do in the bible!

    I don't think earnings should cause friction in the home, it's never been a source of concern to my husband and i thank God!

  8. Funny story. but deep. brings reflections on Easter. forgiveness is such a hard virtue because we dont always want to look like mugus. Thank God for the Cross.

  9. @ JustDB, it takes quite some maturity to look past and deal with financial issues i guess...

    @ MFH, amen to that

    @ MST, i'm sure glad you like for the money being an issue in homes, where there is wisdom, a home would get along just fine

    @ My world, i do too...and i have a wild time thinking about possible revenge plans that i never act out cos by the time i'm done, i've lost my steam

    @ bloggoratti, abi o

    @ BSNC, i hope i never meet such people

    @ Writefreak, misquoting has been going for ages now hasnt it? lol
    Thank God you and hubby dont have friction finances wise

    @ Omo Oba, different perspective...didnt see it in that light ...thank God indeed for the cross

  10. nice layout!

    lol...kai i dont even know wat to say about mr and mrs A...Lord have mercy

  11. oh my goodness, he got her with that one. But really, if someone kept track of 'offenses' they would drown in them, no? Too much work!

  12. Oh I can't blame him tho..he seems to have put up with quite a lot!

    Keeping count of offences..hmm..

  13. A typical scenario where the bible can be interpreted according to a persons needs..

    More reason why so many doctrines exist..

    Amusing post though!