Pastor David Ibiyeomie Pastor David Ibiyeomie, the founder and senior pastor of Salvation Ministries, in Port Harcourt spoke on Love For People- Part 1" at their First Service. During the message, the man of God spoke about the interpersonal relationship among couples. He advised them not to deny one another of anything because of a quarrel. "No quarrel should make you stop your responsibility to your spouse," he said and further explained that this goes to both male and female.
The cleric however explain the reason why people separate in marriages. He said that when you get angry at every little thing, you don't understand love yet. People separate in marriage not because things are not working but because there is no love. Love is forever not a seasonal thing.
He further explained that Love is never envious nor proud. These days, the level of pride is so high. You see some husbands and wives in competition between themselves. You see men talk to their wives arrogantly because of their status. There are so many who do not understand love. Such men are selfish. They will go to get things for themselves alone; no thought of their wives.
1 Peter 4:8 means that you will not expose your partner's weakness and mistakes outside. It does not mean you will condone sin but it means you will not ridicule the erring partner outside as a result of his/her mistakes. Love covers in silence and no one is perfect. The scripture calls the women weaker vessels, it means men are the weak ones. There can't be weaker if there is no weak.
In conclusion, the man of God advised his members to learn to love. Love is already in your heart but you must consciously nurture it and grow it. When you wait for somebody to make mistakes, that means you never loved. Love does not record errors and the missing thing in Christian faith today is love.
Source: Church Gist