Best Marriage Ever Devotional 28
by David Joynt on September 03, 2022
1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-7 | 4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable; it keeps no record of wrongs; 6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
The last of the four loves is the most essential and undergirds the other three. It is agape. Agape is an unqualified commitment to another person’s good. It shapes the “no matter what” promises of the marriage ceremony. Agape is expressed whenever we resolve conflicts with gentleness and sensitivity. Agape forgives, forgets, and frees because it does not keep a log of wrongs and errors.
Agape flows directly from God’s being and reminds us that what makes marriage unique and special is ultimately a gift as much as an achievement. To those couples who consult God, who honor and worship and serve God, He gives the gift of His supernatural love. This love brings joy out of sorrow, peace out of division, and ultimately life out of death.
To whose good are you fully committed?