Daily Reflections


September 11, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death. —Song of Solomon 8:6

For those who are married, love means the willingness to endure in keeping the vows that you made—to love in sickness and in health.

The person whose spouse has cancer or another serious illness might have had several years to learn to love that spouse in health, but now they’re a vow-keeper. They’re enduring in love.

When you got married, you promised to love for better or for worse. Maybe you’re thinking, I didn’t know how bad “worse” could be. But you vowed to have a love that will endure. For many that means the willingness to stay in a difficult marriage because your vow is ultimately to God. In doing so, you demonstrate the covenant keeping, enduring love of God— the God whose love never fails. Even when we are spiritually idolatrous or adulterous, God is faithful to His promise.

“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Cor. 13:7).

Make it Personal

Pray that your marriage, and those of other believers you know, will be living examples of the love in 1 Corinthians 13.