Q: Will God bless my marriage if there was a sin of fornication with a married man?

Denise’s AnswerFirst of all, I want to say the answer is “yes!” I want to direct you to Psalm 103, and we’re going to see what the Word of God says about this. Keep in mind that King David wrote this scripture. Of course, the Holy Spirit inspired him to write every word, but this Psalm was written by King David. King David sinned a great sin. Most everybody familiar with the Bible knows about this sin. But if you aren’t familiar, David caused one of his most powerful men to die on the battlefield because he slept with his wife, and David got her pregnant with his child. So David committed adultery, he lied, and deceived, and he committed murder. We as people say that those are great sins. And maybe you consider your question about adultery to be a great sin. But let’s look at what the Bible says in Psalm 103:1-3, “Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.” Remember, this is King David who wrote these scriptures! And he sinned a great sin, but listen to the joy in him! Listen to the tone of victory in his writing! He doesn’t sound like a man who is hanging his head in condemnation. He said, “Bless the lord, O, my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!” And in the next verse he wrote, “…who forgives all your iniquities.” How many iniquities does He forgive? The Lord forgives all of them! He forgives all sins. As far as the East is from the West, so far has He removed our transgressions from us [check for verse]. 

Now, the North and South will eventually come together and touch, but the West and East will never touch. God is saying, “What I removed from you is permanently removed!” Read that again. Praise God! When God forgives, He doesn’t bring it up again! It’s as if it never happened. First John 1:9 says, “[verse]” Does that sound like He would say to you, “Well, you did commit a really bad sin, so I can’t bless you”? No! Do you see that reaction in King David’s life? No! Of course, King David sinned a tremendous sin. But then he repented. And God even blessed his marriage with Bathsheba, the woman he committed adultery with. The same woman who was the wife of the husband King David sent out to be killed. And just think! Through King David and Bathsheba, King Solomon — the wisest and richest man in the world — was born! Does it look like God was trying to hold back His blessings in King David’s life because of his sin? 

Friend, after you repent, your sin is gone! That is how great God’s love and forgiveness is. He is nothing like people/mankind. People can say, “Oh, but do you remember what you did? I don’t know if I can trust you. I don’t know if God can bless you.” But that’s not the truth. When God forgives, God removes that sin forever. Praise His holy name! I don’t know anybody who can forgive like that! We’re supposed to — we have Christ in us. Christ has that kind of love, and therefore, we have that kind of love, and we should give it to one another. But God did it perfectly. So I want to reiterate, if you have repented of your sin, you can confidently ask God to bless you and your family. Yes — absolutely yes!