Not A “Fair Weather” Commitment


"Love never fails” (I Corinthians 13:8a).

In these words, the Apostle Paul provides a long list of requirements for expressing true love. We can summarize those requirements in a single, profoundly important word. That word is commitment.

Fritz Kreisler, the world-famous violinist, was approached backstage by an enthusiastic fan who cried, “Mr. Kreisler, it must be such a joy to be able to play the violin so beautifully. I would commit my life to play as you do!” To which Mr. Kreisler replied quietly, “Madame, I did.”

(First Name) and (First Name), on this your wedding day, each of you is here to share a profoundly important lifetime commitment – a commitment to true love.

True love! That’s what you will promise to each other, bride and groom! That’s what all husbands and wives promise each other on their wedding day.

What is this love? What can we say about it?

What do I mean when I say love is a commitment? Did you know that when the Bible describes love,…

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