- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Bible Questions about Mankind or Humanity
- Published on Saturday, 21 November 2009 12:30
The Scriptures do not give us much direct teaching about this; however, we can be certain that in heaven the Lord will not take from us what brought righteous joy on earth. Would he remove the love that so enriches a believer’s life here? In a Christian’s marriage that love is a fruit of the Spirit’s working in the believer (Galatians 5:22, Ephesians 5:25 - same root words).
If we are assured from Scripture that we will know each other in our eternal state (Matthew 17:3, 4), then believers will know and love their spouses to at least the same degree as they did on earth. How that will compare to a believer’s love for the many other fellow-believers may be difficult to answer, but at least the love for a spouse will not be less than it was on earth. We will find no disappointments in what grace has provided for us eternally in Christ! The grace of God - His very character - assures us of that.