Love is constant
1 Corinthians 13:7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, together with Adam and Eve were a community. God loved His son and daughter, and had set up a lush, majestic, and paradisaical, home for them. Full of all kinds of beautiful trees, good fruit, a stream. They were a stones throw away from precious stones, gold, and rare perfume. God empowered Adam and gave him responsibility to take care of the home.
When the first husband and first wife fell, the Lord covered them with His love. There is evidence all around us proving how fragile relationships can be and while there were consequences God did not throw them away, He continued His plans for them, because His Love is constant. Married folks can draw an dynamic lesson from the consistency of God’s love.
Trust in The Lord
The Word of God tells a story of constant love. We can and should trust Him in all areas, even as it relates to our spouse. It is true, the bible does not say trust in humans, trust your wife or trust your husband. Because they are human too and we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God but we have not fallen so far that our Heavenly Father can’t reach us.
So pray for your marriage, pray for your spouse. Whatever things you ask for in prayer in accordance with God’s will, believe with confident trust that you have received them, and they will be given to you as in Mark 11. If you put your salvation in Jesus’ hands and anchor your hope in Him and rely on the truth of His message, then you can put your marriage and spouse in His hands.
Anchor your hope in Jesus.
Romans 12:12 says “Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.” Love is constantly hoping, focusing on the one you’re loving and not yourself. Our Lord, Jesus humbled Himself and took the form of a servant and He served you and I.
Jacob had a constant love for Rachel. He waited 7 years and a week or so to marry her, and the time seemed like only a few days to him, because he loved her. Jacob’s hope to marry the woman he loved was worth the temporal cost, worth the emotional cost that came when he was beguiled into marrying Leah. Jacob even persevered an additional 7 years as part of an agreement to wed Rachel.
Love is constant in perseverance
Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would persist until He caused justice to triumph, and on Him all peoples would put their hope. What did Jesus say about the widow who was seeking justice? She received justice because she did not give up but persevered with the judge. And we ought to constantly pray for our spouse and not lose heart.
Love constantly protects, love constantly trusts, love constantly hopes, love constantly perseveres. Love is constant.