FOR RICHER, FOR POORER....(2)
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*"...FOR RICHER, FOR POORER....(2)*
Ruth 1:16-17 *And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:*
*Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
Proverbs 17:17 *A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.*
For richer, for poorer, is a line of wilful declaration in marriages. It describes a bedrock of love founded on providing and being there for your spouse in the case of any eventualities. Though many try to avoid this from their marriage declaration, it is a statement along with for better for worse, in sickness and in good health which takes a cue support and corroborates God's word.
Jesus warns us, saying every day has its evil, Matt 6:34.
Christ warns us of the three fold ministry of Satan, namely, to kill, steal, and destroy, John 10:10a.
We are not yet in a place where we are totally free from enemy attacks.
Our homes, health, business, etc. are objects of enemy assaults but we are assured that Christ has come to give us life abundantly, John 10:10b.
We are prone to life's eventualities because we live in an imperfect world fuelled by sin.
The child of God does not fear being drowned by life's troubles because God is there with him/her.
There are people who live and still live a sickness free life, and there are people who die in the Lord by way of sickness or who are living and serving God in their not-so-perfect health.
You can be sure that God has in no way left you or your marriage, and He does not plan to leave you.
Be confident because God assures us that there is nothing we face in life that is not common to man, 1 Cor 10:13.
This tells me that we will not encounter any problem that will be more than us to solve how much with God.
Christ is the Groom of the Church, and we are the bride. He is our Groom for better for worse, in sickness and good health and for richer and poorer.
Therefore, you should not be afraid to declare these to your spouse.
Assure your partner that you are in this marriage with him/her come what may.
*Call to Word action.*
Do not be too overconfident.Your promise to be with him/her may be your own saving grace.
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Nobody could take away the love of Christ from the Church. Therefore, no one should take away your love to your spouse whatever the present and future may bring.
Lord, l thank you for your unwavering everlasting love. Let not my love for you waiver or be shaken, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day.
God bless you.