Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Contractual marriage redux

A fellow blogger left this comment on the contractual marriage post.

"I am reminded of 1 Cor. 13: "Love...keeps no record of wrong."

For followers of Christ, when the day comes to be united with Christ, there will be no record of wrong. That is the grace of God, given to us in Christ. God will forgive and forget all of the wrongs we have committed against him. In our relationships with others, we would do well to emulate that behavior.

Otherwise, we are left in fear of retribution if we break our end of the deal. I don't want to go through life in fear like Abraham had in Genesis 15 where he made a covenant with God that he did not believe he could keep. Abraham was fearful of making a deal with God. In those days if you broke a covenant, the other side could demand your life.

We live under grace from God. I know I need to work on sharing that grace with others.

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