Let Love Continue
Young people everywhere are looking for companionship. If they don’t find it at home, they find it elsewhere. This is why most kids join gangs. This is why married people find themselves in affairs. This is why high school and college students pair up so quickly. Although marriage gets a bad rap in many circles, this is why people get married. They do not want to be alone. They want and need companionship. This was one of the original designs of marriage.
For example, listen to how God speaks about divorce. “The Lord has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant” (Malachi 2:14). God views marriage as a covenant of companionship. By the same token, an adulterous person is described as someone “that leaves the companion of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God” (Proverbs 2:17). It is within marriage we are to find our most intimate companionship. In marriage we covenant, make promises, that this will be the case.
We are also to find companionship within the church. A companion is someone of like mind you can eat with, talk with, get advice from, be encouraged by, and find help from. The family is one circle of companionship. The church is another circle of companionship. People in the church learn to show love to one another, practice hospitality, and extend help to those in need. It is church people who have extended themselves the most to help those affected by hurricanes and flooding. A church worthy of the name is a group of people willing to share their lives with one another, willing to be real companions.
Now, listen to today’s podcast, “Let Love Continue.“