The world has it's own meaning of love. In fact, the 1980's pop song, What's Love Got to Do With It?, seems to be the motto now days. Today's culture is quickly forgetting what love is, yet many follow a distorted view that only leads down to a road of painful relationships and destruction. There are many hurting people around you. Take a look. Why do people keep looking for love in the all the wrong places? What has happened to the real meaning of true love? It can only be found in the Bible. Call it old fashioned? Yes, the Bible is old-fashioned and there's nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's all right! The Bible tells us, "Love comes from God and those who are loving and kind show that they are the children of God".1 John 4:7. True love comes from God. The best thing you can do in your marriage today is to know the love of the Father-who is LOVE. True Love. It's only by knowing God through His son Jesus, that you have the power to love your spouse in a supernatural way. When you feel like it or not. Feelings and emotions have nothing to do with it. You know what I mean. Let's be real. Test yourself. Ask yourself these questions:
When was the last time you showed God's love to your spouse?
What is God's love anyway?
How can I show God's love to my spouse if I don't even know it myself?
How do you love your spouse? With God's lovingkindness.
Here are 5 Bible verses about God's Love For Your Marriage: Use these Bible verses to encourage you and learn how to love your spouse God's way.
Isaiah 43:4 Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, And people for your life. Jeremiah 31:3
3 The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
John 3: 16, 17
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Romans 5: 5-8 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Titus 3: 4-7 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
-I encourage you to show God's lovingkindness to your spouse this week through your words and actions. Don't wait until Valentine's day. Every day is a day of love. What Bible verses would you add to the list? Blessings and Shalom,
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