The Sweet Christian Bride

Thought for the Week: Psalm 16:2

by admin on December 23, 2012 in Thought for the Week with No Comments

“I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you'”(Psalm 16:2).

Being married can leave one ecstatic.  Being with your best friend always, healing from past wounds, experiencing unconditional love, and having a companion to figure out life with you–it doesn’t get much better than that.

A danger to marriage bliss, however, is that a bride can put her husband before God, and so can a husband put his wife before God.  It doesn’t take much to rejoice in God’s gifts more than in Him.  When a wife idolizes her husband, they both lose.  He will never be able to meet her needs or live up to her expectations because she is asking him to play the role of God in her life.  God alone is God.  He is the One in whom a wife must find her identity and fulfillment.  Her relationship with her husband is secondary, and it is only as blissful as her understanding of God’s goodness allows it to be.

Lord of my life, forgive me for all the times I have elevated my beloved above You.  You are my Lord, and I have no good apart from You.  Help me to rejoice in Your presence and to thank You for Your good gifts rather than to translate that praise to my husband in a way that steals gratitude from You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Lindsay

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