Monday, July 28, 2008

Who’s your savior - your spouse or Jesus?

Too many husbands and wives expect their spouse to be their comforter, their emotional fountain of life, their peace, their joy, and even their savior.

We cannot expect our spouse to supply our needs that only Christ can supply. We can’t put our hope in our spouse. We can only put our hope in Christ. Expecting our spouse to fulfill the needs that only Christ can meet results in disaster, disappointment, and sometimes divorce.

  • “I am the vine” – Who is the vine? Your spouse? No!
  • “Come to me all who are thirsty” – to who? Your spouse? No!
  • “For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” – Psalm 107:9 WHO? Your spouse? NO!
  • “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:19 – Did that say your spouse is supposed to meet all your needs? NO!

People will let you down, but God will never let you down. Don't depend on your spouse to fill all your needs. Only God can do that.

"Cursed is the one who trusts in man, depends on flesh for his strength whose heart turns away from the LORD." - Jeremiah 17:5

I will continue this discussion tomorrow…

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm engaged to a wonderful man,but we have been fighting so much that I've taken time to really seek the Lord on this relationship.What I'm hearing is that I've been looking to my fiance to fill all my needs and thats where the frustrations are coming in,yes I'm realsing only the Lord can meet all those needs.