BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY
Thursday, November 01, 2018
PRAY FOR COMMITMENT
Always in every prayer of mine (I pray) for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.
One list of longest-married couples in the world cities 47 couples. The shortest marriage--of couple number 47 on the list --was that of couple number 47 on the list was 81 years, 31 days. The longest marriage on record is 90 years, 60 days. Those numbers stand in stark contrast to the length of the average American marriage, 8.2 years.
We are surprised today when we hear of a couple staying together for decades. It says something about the nature of commitment in modern societies. When it becomes acceptable in society to back on commitments, spiritual commitments also become easier to break. Paul knew that and so commended the Philippian Christians for their commitment to the Gospel from the first day until now. The Philippians were staying true to Christ, and Paul prayed joyfully for them to remain true to their calling and commitment.
Trials bring the temptation to abandon vows and promises. Pray for all your commitments--to marriage, to Christ, to the Gospel, to your children. Ask God for grace to stay committed regardless of what may come.
The call to Christian commitment is not basically a call to enjoy happiness but to endure hardness.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will show you His abundant love, comfort and compassion in your good times and in times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake your and walk with you leading you down paths of righteousness until you come to be with Him in heaven. God bless you. I pray in Jesus's precious Name. Amen