IS LOVE ENOUGH?

IS LOVE ENOUGH?

Is love enough to consent to marriage? Is love enough to sustain a marriage or any other relationship? Do we need something more than love? Is there anything more than love? These questions need real and true answers.
First t I would like to look at what love is from the best perspective there is in the whole universe. The word of God, God is the author of life, it is He who created the world and all there is in it. And he has told us what love is:
Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it pays no attention to a suffered wrong.
It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything without weakening.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (AMP)

I believe love encompasses everything we need to sustain marriage or any relationship or even to succeed in any area of life. It is love that makes anything work, if love is taken out of any marriage, the marriage crumbles like a sand castle when faced with rain. Wisdom, knowledge, riches, understanding, health and even faith can only work effectively when love is in place. Love is the engine that makes a marriage go in the right direction.
When love, true love, is at the foundation, any marriage is bound to succeed. If every couple decides to walk in love: the God kind of love, Agape, not sensual love, conditional love or infatuation.
Then I can say with certainty that such a marriage can stand any storm that the enemy throws at it.

Why am I surely sure of what I am saying?
I will show you:
1 John 4:8 (AMP) says:
…God is love.

And the word of God says in Hebrews 13:5 (AMP):
Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions and be satisfied with your present circumstances and with what you have; for He God Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down (relax My hold on you)! Assuredly not!
And
Luke 18:27 (AMP)

But He said, What is impossible with men is possible with God.

Now if God is love and it is written that God cannot fail and nothing is impossible with Him, saying that Love is not enough to keep a marriage is saying that God is not enough. It is saying that God does not have the wisdom and ability to keep our marriages from going under. And I find that absolutely untrue.

There is encouragement for every couple that is going through (every couple has and does) in their marriage. If you would decide to walk in love in its original form, the God kind of love, the love that you discover when you get to know Him, then your marriage will stand, your marriage will succeed, your marriage will bloom and blossom, because the Bible has said it, and I believe it, thatLOVE NEVER FAILS!
1 Corinthians 13:8

So in answering the question Is Love Is Enough? I would say a bold and sure YES!
God is love and God cannot fail!
What are your thoughts?



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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a Christ-follower, wife to Benson, mother of 3 awesome boys, God's agent, speaker and blogger. Writing to inspire you for a better life in God! Find her on: google
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14 Comments

  1. That scripture being my second best scripture in the bible, I still never felt love is enough in a marriage, but this just opened me up to a new life nd I’m glad I stopped by today. Thank you sooooo much mum.

    1. And I am excited to see you here Rolly! And I am glad you got a clearer understanding of Love and Marriage. Hope to see you again soon and have a super blessed week!

  2. I agree! God’s love in us can sustain our relationships, including that of marriage. I like how you said, “I believe love encompasses everything we need to sustain marriage or any relationship or even to succeed in any area of life.” Amazing that our God is a God of love. And amazing thought that God is love He never fails, hence why love never fails. Thanks for sharing truth! 🙂

    1. Thanks for coming by Becca! God is love indeed and God never fails. So truly all we need is love!
      Have a super blessed weekend!
      Love

  3. Love put into action can weather difficult storms in marriage.

    1. That is it! “Love put into action”!

  4. I believe love is enough. If you truly love someone you will give everything they want even its so hard. Love is the fact that makes people rich in everything.

    1. Truth sister! Thanks a lot for coming by and sharing your thoughts. I hope you will come by again soon. Do have a super blessed day!
      Love

  5. yes! Love is enough…and it is all that endures…even faith and hope are no longer needed in heaven…only love.

    1. Absolutely Annmarie, absolutely!

  6. Love is indeed the most important aspect of marriage, and Jesus models that kind of love because HE loves His bride (us) with a pure and everlasting love. The second most important thing is friendship. Without a basis of friendship, it is difficult to get through the rough patches — and as you said, we ALL have those!

    Thanks for another great post, Ugochi!

    1. Thanks Anna! I always appreciate your coming by and leaving these encouragements.
      Have a super blessed day!
      Love

  7. So many have not understood the fullness of love and so it affects relationships. But I agree with you in principle. The practical is more difficult though.

    1. Yes Myne, encountering and understanding Love does make the whole difference.
      And I agree that practicing love is difficult but the empowerment of the Holy Ghost it is easier to love.

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