What Marriage Requires to Last? My grandparents showed me.
With the recent passing of my 89-year-old grandfather, I witnessed one of the saddest and most beautiful testaments to a life-long marriage. Shortly after his passing, I watched my grandmother sit and weep at my grandfather’s bedside. She spoke to him and told him how much she loved him, will miss him, and how they had many good times and bad. This was a marriage 68 years strong, unfathomable by many this day. As I watched, with tears in my eyes, I began to reflect on what marriage truly is.
Prepare yourself for an analogy relating to you and how to use spiritual gifts for the glory of God. We all know that person, or you may be that person who stands in line at the Comic-Con to purchase an “Action Figure” that is still in the plastic. They hold that box of whatever character as if they are holding a baby. They may have just had the box signed, or if you are a purist, you keep it just as it is. Don’t bend it, don’t crease it and for goodness sake…don’t open it!
Filtering God’s Word should never be the goal. One thing I’ve learned while reading the Bible and hearing God’s Word preached is its unchanging truth. What is real about God, and His word two thousand years ago is still accurate today.
1 John 4:1 — “Dear friend, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
Biblical manhood in modern times is becoming less popular. The bar is set low. It wasn’t always the case, but it sure seems like men have lost their way. I don’t know if it’s our politically correct culture where everyone gets offended by the slightest thing or if men just lost it over the years. I guess if you watched your dad mail it in, that would be what you based what a dad should be.
Romans 8:37 — “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”