“And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel here Again in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal.” I Samuel 15:33
Sometimes, to perform that which the Lord has asked of us may be a very difficult decision. It may not appear to others as though that which is done is of the Lord; but, when we are in a close, personal, loving relationship with Jesus, we will understand that obedience is the ultimate display of love for our God.
Jesus told us that if we love Him we will keep His commandments. This obedience is an important part of the relationship just like fidelity and faithfulness to our spouse. If a man is supposed to leave his family to join the woman’s and they become one, then shouldn’t that man defend his wife and his marriage against the onslaught of temptation toward himself or even the argumentative nature of his own family toward her at times as though defending himself? It is of utmost importance that we do these things which our Father God has instructed even when those closest to us don’t understand and cause us grief over it.
It will be difficult, at times. The tough choice isn’t always the popular one. But, if that choice is the one God wants us to make, it will always be the right one.