BIBLE PRINCIPLE: “Clothe yourselves with love, for it is a perfect bond of union.”
THE BENEFITS: The love predominantly mentioned in the Bible is not the romantic or sexual kind. Rather, it is a principled love characterized by such qualities as compassion, forgiveness, humility, loyalty, kindness, mildness, and patience. (Micah 6:8; Colossians 3:12, 13) Unlike romantic infatuation, which usually fades with time, love can keep growing indefinitely.
Brenda, who has been married for nearly 30 years, says: “The love newlyweds have for each other is nothing compared with the love you have as a marriage grows through time.”
Sam, a husband for over 12 years, observed: “My wife and I have always been delighted
“Wisdom is vindicated by its results”
Jesus Christ said that “wisdom is vindicated by its results.” (Matthew 11:19, footnotes) In the light of that truth, the Bible has all the hallmarks of genuine wisdom. Its teachings and values work. They are timeless. They transcend culture and nationality. And they reflect such deep insight into human nature that they point to a higher Source
Jesus explained why we need guidance and what two Biblical principles are of prime importance.
A common view is, ‘If it feels right, do it. Go with your heart.’ Is such thinking wise? See how the Bible provides values you can trust.