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Think and Act 6.12.13 – Fourteen Years of Marriage and God’s Faithfulness

Psalm 78:38 says “Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them.

I am struck by God’s faithfulness.  If you read the 37 verses prior to this in Psalm 78, you see a story of a people who deserve anything but God’s faithfulness.

Today, Julie and I have been married fourteen years.  Today, we celebrate God’s faithfulness, not ours.

Marriage is clearly defined in Scripture as a picture of the relationship between Christ and the Church. That is a picture of faithfulness.  Christ, in complete submission to God, suffered for the cleansing of the Church.  He bled and died so sinners could enjoy the fruits of God forgiveness in their lives.

So, when husbands and wives are called to live out that picture, it’s MORE about forgiveness, sacrifice, and consistent, unrelenting love.  And, by contrast, it’s LESS about performance, fault-finding (and fault-reminding), and guilt.

Today, we celebrate a marriage that grows because it’s watered by Scripture, growing in forgiveness, enduring in love.  Each of these is a great gift of God that we treasure and seek to protect each day.

THINK: How can you give God more of your faithfulness today in light of Psalm 78?

ACT: How can you show that faithfulness to someone else in your life, in the same way He shows it to us?

Comments

  1. This is a very wise statement; “Marriage is clearly defined in Scripture as a picture of the relationship between Christ and the Church.”

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