Tuesday's Thought

Trust and Watermelon Nectar

6/13/15

So several months ago, Nelson and I bought our first watermelon as a married couple. This may seem like an insignificant event to some, but we are both passionate watermelon lovers and this was a BIG DEAL!

We rotated watermelons through our hands, smelling and knocking on them to find that perfect hollow melon with sweet nectar inside. We ended up picking a great watermelon, but it paled in comparison to a melon he bought today.

This watermelon was melt in your mouth good, delicious, delectable. We ate a bowlful as a late night snack. So…so good! I learned something today…next time we go to pick out watermelon, Nelson is picking. I have learned to trust his watermelon instincts.

Trust can be a BIG DEAL issue in marriage. 1 Corinthians 13 tells us that love trusts or always believes. The number of times this part of the passage has quietly repeated in my head has been many.

As Christians, we are to take our spouse’s intentions at face value. We need to give him the benefit of the doubt. We need to believe in him. He needs to know that we give our full support.

What happens when he fails?

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Continue to support him! This shows him that you are faithful, and that you will continue to believe in him. This is Biblical marriage at work.

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