We can encourage each other with words of love and by praying for each other.
But the painful message soon became clear: Israel had failed despite God’s efforts to ensure her success.
Though the people kept up elaborate rituals of worship, those were meaningless to God because the people neglected to do what he truly valued: caring for orphans, widows and the poor.
Even before you met your spouse, God was preparing the soil, removing the stones and building a watchtower.
God placed you in a cultivated land, ready to produce good fruit.
Some couples, like the couple mentioned earlier, manage to kill their vine before it even takes hold.
In the end, a marriage will be judged not by the strength of its passion or by its ceremonial promises, but by the fruit it produces. But we must also take practical steps that will help our marriage reflect authentic devotion to each other and a true love for God and his values.
Isaiah 5:1–7“What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it?
” Isaiah 5:4When I was young, I attended the wedding of an extended family member.
He had chosen a prime location for his grapevines, nurtured the soil and protected the land from harm. So he asked, “What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it?