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What kind of opportunities does God present you on a regular basis to "consider your spouse?" How can you best take advantage of those opportunities?

Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works. Hebrews 10:24

In today's Scripture text, the writer of Hebrews shares relevant wisdom for all believers, and that includes countless married couples. He encourages us to simply make it our goal to "consider one another" in the confidence that this consideration will "stir up love and good works."

The promise within this verse gives fresh hope to every married couple, and it should prompt us to have as our goal truly considering one another. But how specifically should we "consider" one another?

To me (Teresa), this isn't so much a matter of finding specific ways to "consider" David but a matter of making our considering one another a daily mind-set and way of life. Here's an example of what I'm talking about:

David was working on another degree and needed to spend a week in Tennessee. His plane reservations required him to stay over the weekend, so he flew me out to meet him. I looked forward to having quality time with him, but a weekend away from home was not my choice. You see, David and I travel quite a bit, especially on weekends. For the past few years, I have spent almost every weekend away from home. While most people regard a weekend away as a treat, I see it as something of a burden.

But there was no question in my mind what I was going to do. Meet­ing David's need to see me brought me more joy than being home alone. I was grateful that he wanted me to share time with him, and I was happy to "consider" his desire for me to travel so that we could be together.

What kind of opportunities does God present you on a regular basis to "consider your spouse"? How can you best take advantage of those opportunities?

Father, help me to always be considerate of my spouse’s needs.

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