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August 16, 2015

A wise man once said, "The best gift you can give to your children is to love each other."  These are challenging words to all married couples.
Books have been written and innumerable sermons have been preached to explain and assist us in developing our unending commitment of Godly love to each other in marriage.  So how are we doing?
The exchange of vows does not always mean that a commitment of love has taken place.  Likewise, the longevity of marriage may be an indicator of accomodation rather than depth of love.
Jesus spoke concerning love saying, "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends"  (John 15:12,13).
It is one thing to speak of loving commitment.  It is quite another thing to have that commitment of love.  Praise God for the example of His Son Jesus who taught with His life how we are to love each other.  In Jesus we see that standard, method, and heart attitude of love that each of us must measure ourselves by.
May we be so in love with Jesus that we set ourselves aside so that we are free to love others sacrificially.