“And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her” Genesis 29:20
I John 4:8 states “God is love.” And the command of Jesus is that “ye love one another” (John 15:12). In I Corinthians 13:13, we read that of all the virtues of life, the greatest is love. Love of God in the heart of man, love for our fellow beings, and especially love that leads to marriage are all in God’s plan and originated in the mind and heart of God. Of Jacob’s love for Rachel we read in Genesis 29:30; “and Jacob served seven years for Rachel: and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.”
This is the sort of true love that God wants us to have in courtship and marriage, a love that even the years cannot kill, love that is stronger than time. That’s the sort of love we are talking about today, love that “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (I Corinthians 13:7), a love that never fails.