Lifelong Commitment

by | Jun 2, 2017

Lifelong Commitment I Daily Walk Devotion

Commitment is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Marriage is a lifelong commitment to one another. The vows that are spoken during the wedding speak of the length, “to have and to hold till death do us part.” It seems like people are more afraid of commitment now than ever. 

1 Corinthians 7:10-16

To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife. To the rest I say (I, not the Lord) that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her. If any woman has a husband who is an unbeliever, and he consents to live with her, she should not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace. For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

It’s Forever

Marriage is a lifelong commitment. When a husband and wife are joined in marriage, it is with the understanding that it will be until death separates them. When we make our vows on our wedding day, they are to our spouse, but they are also before the Lord. He takes those seriously and so should we. When we vow “in sickness and health, for richer or for poorer” that is all-inclusive. There are no escape hatches in marriage if things get bad. It is a lifelong commitment that God expects of every Christian.

Set the Example

There is an exception, and that is with an unsaved spouse. Paul tells us to remain married to them if they want to be married to us, but if they choose to leave, then we are released from those vows. While you are married to them be the best example of a loving Christian as you can be. Serve them, pray for them, and set the example of someone who has been changed by God. That testimony might help in bringing them to Jesus one day.

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