Men, the devil and the world point to the cross of Christ and say, "Love failed. It ended upon a cross. It is foolishness." 1 Corinthians 1:18 says, "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." To us who are saved, the cross means "unfailing love." We know the love God has given us to role model, first in our own home and then to the world, is the love that "never fails."
The truth is that love that involves sacrifice and death to self is the love that never fails. This is Calvary love. This is what Jesus meant when He spoke in Matthew 10:38-39, "And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it."
The devil meant the cross of Christ to be the biggest failure in the history of the world. Instead, the cross became the greatest triumph in the history of the world, for dying love never fails. Calvary love cannot fail. It is impossible for it to fail.
The devil, the wisdom of this world, and even false religion laughs and scoffs at Calvary love that endures the cross and despises its shame. But, God Himself approves it and crowns it with the highest honor.
Men, we must, at all costs, role model to our wife and family this sacrificing love that never fails.