A Devotional Thought From Psalms
O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:3
Many years ago before we were married this verse became important to my wife and myself. It was sort of an unofficial statement of what we wanted our married lives to be. Both of us were, and are, committed to sincere and honest faith and trust in Jesus, and we wanted to do the two things mentioned here by David. We wanted to magnify the LORD and exalt His name.
We wanted to expand His role in our lives and make what others see of Him in us bigger and bigger, and we wanted to exalt, raise high His glory. We wanted our marriage to be an example of two people who love one another living together to God’s glory.
Let me tell you, that is the way to be married! Loving God first, and loving your spouse and family as God wants you to is the best way to live. It holds everything in place, and makes everything better. No doubt you’ve heard the humorous assessment of marriage attributed to the Amish: “Kissin’ wears out, cookin’ don’t.” Well, when the husband and wife magnify and exalt God’s name together nothing wears out. The romance, joy, happiness, love, interest, comfort, and overwhelming blessings of marriage just keep getting better and better.
Be faithful to God, be faithful to your spouse, be faithful to your family, then you’ll have the best of life no matter the circumstances of your life.