I was thinking about marriage this morning. I scroll through my social media feeds and see a lot of jokes about husbands and wives and how they are handling this season of quarantine. My hubby and I even joke about it a lot. Sometimes I think his favorite scripture is Proverbs 21:19…
Better to dwell in the wilderness, Than with a contentious and angry woman.
Proverbs 21:19 NKJV
But what did God have in mind when He ordained marriage between a man and a woman? He intended it to be a union in which the two complemented each other. He intended for it to mimic His relationship with His church.
Now…how do we (the body of Christ…His church) treat Him? Do we stomp our foot when He doesn’t pay enough attention to us? Do we belittle or ridicule Him for not doing something that we thought He should’ve known to do? Well I certainly hope not! We shouldn’t anyway! Unfortunately we don’t even always treat our Savior the way we should. And if we don’t treat God with the respect and gratitude that He deserves, then I’m pretty sure we don’t treat our spouses the way we should either.
So in this season of togetherness that we are in, let us use it as a time to work on our marriages. Doing all things in love.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NKJV