Word for the day: “Humility in Marriage”

James 4:10 (NIV) Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

Marital understanding can be a simple matter. Before marriage, you understanding and yourviews of life are based upon the personal convictions of one person yourself. After marriage you undertake a complimentary view of matrimony its called marriage. In marriage you are embracing and dealing with the personal convictions of two people. It’s something you must quickly learn to deal with. How many married couples embrace this, well that is another message!

Humility is essential to create and maintain unity in married life. It requires a mind-set that honors your spouse. So, what’s riding on this? Quite a lot namely, oneness and intimacy. If you learn the art of servant-leadership, your understanding of marriage will be much smoother. Many marriages are wounded and hurt from plague of selfishness. Yes, you may have a compliant spouse who’ll tolerate your less than humble ways. But in such cases, outer calmness is usually the result of an inner deadness in the marital relationship, not oneness and intimacy.

Trust me many marriages are in a state of deadness today and could use the healing touch of humility. Without a humble spirit and a willingness to serve one another, you may have peace, you may have marital longevity, and you may even appear to have a marriage made by God. But you won’t have a relationship based on intimacy, there will be a marriage that’s wounded, and living in a house but not living in a home. I can’t urge you strongly enough in your marriage to commit your_selves to a life of serving your spouse. This understanding of marriage will cause your marriage to thrive and be healed by God. Have a wonderful day and God bless your marriage and those who candidates of marriage.

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