For Husband and Wife ( Day 4 of 18 )
JUST SHARING (from the “Couple’s Devotional Bible”)
This article’s author: Janis Long Harris
Bible Passage: Numbers 30:1-2
Key Verse: Numbers 30:2
“When a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said.”
My husband believes in the “one right person” theory of marriage – that God specifically chose me for him, and him for me.
Does God have one – and only one – “right” person in mind for you to marry? When it comes to choosing a spouse, God rarely directs us by sending a vision. But the question changes once we are married. After we commit ourselves to another in marriage, we need to take our vows as seriously as God does. Jesus made it clear that God’s intention is for a husband and a wife to stay together throughout their lives. Even when we marry someone who in retrospect may seem like a “wrong” person, God can redeem our choice.
I’m glad my husband believes that God picked me and only me as the “right one” for him. But what I’m really grateful for is the fact that he’s committed to working things out – even on those days when I seem like the wrong one.
• What problems or enticements might tempt you to break your marriage vows?
• Affirm to your spouse your commitment to remain together “for as long as you both shall live.”
Additional Scripture Readings: Psalm 15:4; Mark 10:1-9; Ephesians 1:11