By Greg Laurie
Three things will last forever--faith, hope, and love--and the
greatest of these is love.
—1 Corinthians 13:13
An extensive survey was done by a leading polling agency, which asked this key question: What are you looking for most in life? Questionnaires were distributed
to people of various ages and occupations, and when the results were compiled, the analysts were surprised. Most thought they would receive answers related to materialistic goals. But at the top of the list was love. People wanted to love and to be loved.
This raises a question: What is love? Do we really have a good understanding of it? If you’re looking to our culture for cues, you’ll be sorely disappointed. You’ll also be very confused. What we need is real love, not the
pseudo love of today’s culture.
I think we make a big mistake when we think that marriage is going to solve all of our problems or that a man or woman somehow will rescue us from all our troubles.
wondering if you ever will find that person you’ll want to marry and spend the rest of your life with. Guess what? Single people aren’t the only ones who are lonely. There are lonely married people too. Maybe they’ve found themselves in a
loveless marriage. Or maybe they have a disengaged mate. Maybe one of them is a believer and the other is not, so effectively they are going two directions in life. Whether you’re single or married, you can experience loneliness.
simple truth is that you need to be content where you are, regardless of your marital status. If you’re single, you need to be content as a single person. And if you’re married, you need to be content as a married person. Understand that no person
will ever fill those needs deep inside you. It’s all about God. That is who we need, first and foremost.