18 Aug Is Love Enough?
First, 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 decide 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!
But He said, What is impossible with men is possible with God. Luke 18:27 (AMP) Click To Tweet
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.
– Does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
– Is ready to bear up under anything and everything that comes
So in answering the question “Is Love Is Enough?” I would say a bold and sure YES! Click To Tweet
God is love and God cannot fail!
Copyright© Ugochi Oritsejolomisan 2014
Chris CarterPosted at 17:58h, 28 August
The greatest example of love is God’s sacrifice for us all in Christ. May this be our best example to follow in our marriage and in all our relationships!! Love all those scriptures!
Ugochi JolomiPosted at 12:48h, 02 September
Thanks a lot Chris, do have a supper blessed day!
RoseyPosted at 15:52h, 20 August
That first verse is one of my absolute favorites. And I agree with you on yes.
Ugochi JolomiPosted at 19:57h, 21 August
I love it too Rosey, thanks a lot for coming by!
BethPosted at 15:33h, 20 August
Oh yes, Ugochi! God’s love is more than enough in all areas of my life. Sometimes my husband and I tease each other after a tension-filled moment by asking, “Are you loving me in ‘faith’?” It’s part of the challenge of marriage and thankfully God is an abundant God–giving us much more than we deserve and enabling us to share the riches of love with others in a way that we could never achieve. Great words, my friend! Hugs!
Ugochi JolomiPosted at 19:54h, 21 August
I had to laugh at “Are you loving me in faith?” lol! Thanks a lot Beth!
Joe PotePosted at 12:14h, 20 August
Good post, Ugochi!
Yes, love is enough…provided that the love include respect, trustworthiness, and the other aspects included in 1 Corinthians 13…and provided that BOTH partners love with that selfless agape love.
But is one partner’s love enough? No, it’s not!
Is love without honor, respect, fidelity and trustworthiness enough? No, it’s not. In fact, love without these is not true love, but a poor false immitation…
Ugochi JolomiPosted at 19:50h, 21 August
There is only one love, the one described in scriptures. Every other thing people think and call love is not it. Love will dishonour, disrespect, commit adultery, or be untrustworthy.
Linda@CreeksidePosted at 02:59h, 20 August
Hi Ugochi … I am so happy to see that you’re on Beth’s hop! I hope you enjoy meeting new readers and writers. I’ve found it to be a wonderful experience.
Blessings as you continue to write for Jesus!
Ugochi JolomiPosted at 03:14h, 20 August
Thanks very much Linda.
Have a super blessed rest of week!