Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Who's your savior?

Eric Jones brings up a good point about the temptation for a Christian to, in effect, look to one's spouse as savior:
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.
Husband and wives certainly should support, encourage, and delight in each other. At the same time, Christians in North America must avoid the cultural temptation to made an idol of eros.


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