Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- June 8, 2011
“On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.” John 2:1-2
True love transitions from the thought of living together—to the commitment of living together forever in marriage. It is not a man-centered conditional love, but a Christ-centered unconditional love. There is fidelity of focus on their faith in God and their faith in each other. Couples with true love see marriage as a reflection of their relationship with Jesus.
Marriage is much more than a contract between couples; it is a covenant before the Almighty. It is a solemn agreement between two God-fearing souls that honors heaven with vows of commitment on earth. Marriage is sacred to your Savior Jesus, because it communicates His love through the most intimate love between a husband and a wife.
“As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you” (Isaiah 62:5).
What’s holding you back from an unconditional commitment to marriage? Fear of it not working out—fear of losing control, freedom and finances—or is it a selfish motivation to have sex and some security without any long-term obligations? Marriage, modeled on your relationship with Christ, purifies motives and brings joy to Jesus and to your life.
Indeed, preparation is needed before you are pronounced husband and wife. Invite professionals with a Christian worldview to use diagnostic tools and assess each others needs based on spiritual maturity, personality, temperament, giftedness and upbringing. Pre-marital education is meant to equip you on how to best love and serve your intended.
“Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other… Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps” (Psalm 85:10, 13).
Above all else, prepare your heart for your future husband or your future wife. Give your heart first to the Lord and He will give heaven to your marriage. True love trusts God first and then trusts the one who has given themselves to Christ in holy commitment. Jesus blesses weddings that honor Him and that honor each other in unconditional love.
“What Jesus did here [at the wedding] in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him” (John 2:11).
How should we honor each other with a wedding and marriage that honors the Lord?
Additional Resource: eBooks- Wisdom For Mothers, Wisdom for Graduates and Infusion get your copy… http://bit.ly/jHlNX0
Additional Resource: Hard copy of Infusion and Seeking Daily the Heart of God… click here: http://bit.ly/bQHNIE
Support Wisdom Hunters: Learn how you can help us reach other Wisdom Hunters with your monthly donation… click here: http://wisdomhunters.com/support-wh/
June 18, 2021
“Healthy relational boundaries bring clarity, foster empathy and build trust.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 18, 2021 by Guest Writer Bill Ibsen (Second of Five) For this cause a man shall LEAVE his father and his mother, and shall CLEAVE to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 My [...]
June 17, 2021
“We are never abandoned and we must seek to live faithfully even in the midst of our trials.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 17, 2021 If I go forward, he is not there; or backward, I cannot perceive him; on the left he hides, and I cannot behold him; I turn [...]
June 16, 2021
“Dads who practice intentionality in loving their children experience the love of adult children.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 16, 2021 Point your kids in the right direction—when they’re old they won’t be lost. Proverbs 22:6, The Message Two or three times a year I have the joy and privilege of [...]