Principles to Build

Not only does God give us the principles on which to build a healthy marriage, He gives us the power to follow those principles. Let’s face it, many of the principles of God go against our nature. For example: Return good for evil. Who wants to do that? Our human nature says, “make them pay for their evil. I’ll have nothing else to do with them.”

Certainly, they must be held accountable for their wrong doing, but if they repent, we are instructed to forgive them. If they do not repent we are told to release them to God. Either way, we are then to return good for evil: do something for their benefit. This is exactly what God has done for us. “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Father, give us the attitude of Christ.