Thursday, May 13, 2010

daily text 5/13

Thursday, May 13th, 2010
"Your law is within my inward parts." (Psalm 40:8)

If God's law is truly within our inward parts, such qualities as faith, hope, and love will be displayed and will help to nourish the marriage bond. (1 Corinthians 13:13) A Christian named Sandra, who has been married for 50 years, says: "What I most value in my husband are his spiritual guidance and advice and his love for Jehovah, which is stronger than his love for me." Husbands, could similar comments be made about you? As a couple, do you keep spiritual matters and Kingdom interests to the fore in life? Moreover, do you truly view your mate as your partner in serving Jehovah? (Genesis 2:24) Wise King Solomon wrote: "Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their hard work." (Ecclesiastes 4:9) Indeed, a husband and wife must work hard in order to obtain "a good reward" in the form of a loving and lasting union that has God's blessing.
(Watchtower issue: 9/15/08, 3:7, 8)