"He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our life for our brothers." I John 3:16
Sacrifice is a value we honor, except when we have to do it.
We love the fact that Jesus sacrificed for us. Thanks for dying on the cross!
We dig it when our spouse makes a sacrifice to enrich our life or make it easier.
When it comes to sacrifice I would say, "I am all for it, but you go first!"
What have you given up to make your spouse's life easier? What have you suffered to make them safer, or more secure, or less anxious?
What are you willing to do?
Do you even know what they need?
How can you promise to share the rest of your life with a person and not be willing to make some sacrifices for them? Why would you marry someone that you are not willing to sacrifice for?
Your salvation cost Jesus something - His all!
A satifying marriage will cost you something - your life!
Were you expecting to coast through fifty years of matrimony with a one-way ride?
Marriage requires blood, sweat and tears - yours! Marriage requires sacrifice and you go first! If you aren't willing to through your heart in the game you are just playing a head game. Your partner deserves more than that.
Today is a day of sacrifice! Your loved one needs you to lay down your life for them.
It took a major sacrifice you save your soul. I will take major sacrifices to save your marriage.