I have observed that many believers, both single and married exude an aura of misery. So many believers seem so unhappy. Gloom, despair and agony in high amounts. Why? We have the gift of eternal life, the good news, new beginnings, forgiveness of sins…..we are princes and princesses, the adopted children of the King of kings!
The Greatest Commandment
34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[c] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[d] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
I see several teaching points in these verses. Don’t dismiss the two worlds “as yourself”. Do you “love yourself”?
Maybe we need a little practice. Can I suggeste the following advice:
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. Phillippians 2:14-16
How attractive is the person who wears joy like a jewel, who finds good in all! Who can resist a person who loves God, themselves and others openly and with all their heart!