Herbs and Love

When the choice is love or money… take love.

The Bible gives a wonderful pattern for the home. A loving husband cares for his responsive wife and they together picture the walk that Christ has with His church. The picture is distorted when love is not present. When hatred replaces love, everything is out of focus.

Sometimes love is lost in the mad race for success and worldly possessions. Solomon warns that a stalled ox, ready for steaks or the plow, is no substitute for love. Love with herbs is better than steak with hate.

Love ought to be expressed with regularity. But how does one express love? Here’s the Bible way: “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things” (I Corinthians 13:4-7).

The building of love in a home ought to receive more effort than earning a living. Fat paychecks can contribute to a bankrupt home if earnings have priority over time together.

Opportunities for expressing affection must be seized when they appear. How many escaped yesterday?

And there are many ways to say “I love you.”

How long has it been since you communicated your love?

Do so today. It’s the Bible way to live!