Friday, October 18, 2013

Love & Forgiveness, Yall.

A friend of mine posted a link to this article on Facebook and I really wanted to share the diagram here, as a reminder to myself and to share with you all what the bible says about marriage!


I went into marriage with a world view of marriage. I didn't realize that, but that's what I did. It's an effort every single day to remind myself of what GOD wants for my marriage, not what I think I deserve. I think we all can use a reminder of this- single, young married, long time married, etc. Biblical truth is never something that can be said too much.

"Since God chose you to be the holy people that he loves, you must clothe yourself with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourself with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony." Colossians 3:12-14

Notice that the bible does not say, "It's recommended that you forgive others." It instead says "Forgive anyone who offends you." I also love that it says, "Make allowances for each other's faults." I don't implement that second half near enough. Forgiveness is a requirement by God; in Matthew 6 Jesus straight up says- if you don't forgive others, neither will your Father forgive you. Um- hi, I'd like to be forgiven. So I'm going to start by forgiving others. 

- Bethany

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