I’m no Romeo.

Why worry about the state of your soul? Why seek more from God? Well, why seek more from your marriage? The Bible compares God’s loving relationship to his people to a husband’s relationship to his wife. However, since love for God and love for spouse have both grown cold, it becomes ever harder for us to understand what God meant, or to even care. For some couples, it’s hard to imagine wanting to die for each other. For some Christians, it’s hard to believe (as opposed to mentally assent) that Jesus wanted to die for them. But when you were first falling in love, was a visit to your loved one an obligation, or was it joy? Did Romeo spend regular time beneath Juliet’s window to keep her from getting mad at him, or because nothing could have kept him away? Imagine a man married to an international beauty queen, recording artist, best-selling author and prize-winning researcher, who nevertheless adored him above her career or anything in the world. Yet instead of being with his wife, this man spent his free time playing darts in the pub. God’s love for you, and value to you, is infinitely greater than that man’s wife. Does that mean if we neglect God, we are infinitely more foolish than that man?

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