“and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him” (Colossians 3:10).
Our most meaningful relationships are dynamic in nature; alive with change; subtly growing and evolving with each passing day. Those married for 30, 40, 50 plus years experience a richness, oneness, and fullness that could have never been anticipated when the courtship first began. What is true in such marriages is but an example of what should be anticipated in our commitment to Christ. A living faith evokes daily renewal and transformation that sets us on a path of progression, while dead religion brings a regression in participation and obedience.