God is for marriages. So in this world man will come against your marriage.
Just because there are couples that are not happy, or men/women that are divorced/single or whatever their relationship status is, it doesn’t mean we should allow them to interfere with our relationship(s). No, instead we should pray for them.
We should also thank God for our marriage and how blessed we are. And for all those people that are jealous, want to steal our joy, or try to come in between us, we should be a model of exactly what God planned for married couples to be so people can see what we have and want it. This way, our marriage in the end, not only blesses us but blesses others around us.
Perhaps that through our marriage, they are led to a better place in their relationships and see Christ working through our own marriage and subsequently want Christ to work in them and in their relationships as well.
It is about being an influence for God!
“You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty. If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that. If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run-of-the-mill sinner does that.
“In a word, what I’m saying is, let’s all be mature in our marriage. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.”
Take this challenge —
If you are a married couple, be a blessing to the men/women who are single, going through a difficult time, divorced, etc. Don’t allow them to steal your joy but let them see how God wants us to be. Sometimes these single or unhappy married people will come against your marriage (where affairs start). We should be a role model that they know we are not on the market for someone else we are happily married.
Love and Blessings,