Often we hear something along the line of “well we know that we love each other, so that makes a physical relationship okay”. Really? If you think about, that statement makes very little sense when you line it up against God’s definition of love. In 1 Cor:4-8 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” This is a verse that every single Christian should memorize.
You see, by God’s definition of love the reoccurring message is that physical love will wait for marriage. Love is not a green light for an intimate relationship. When you love someone, you are patient, you honor them by waiting for marriage – which assures them that they are worth the wait. Love is a word unfortunately that is thrown around in our society. Love as defined in God’s word leads to marriage where intimacy is a gift of that marriage.
So saying you love someone, or someone saying that they love you – it’s a good idea to test both your actions against God’s definition of love. We see the importance that God has in our lives, so please trust His definition of love. The very large majority of couples go out of their way to invite God into their wedding yet they ignore Him during their dating relationship and marriage.
The first step to trusting God is trusting Him during your single season. Walking in purity, waiting for His best and living out the plan that God has for you during your single season. Girls, guys, singles, teens, Christians – all understand that being pure and staying abstinent during their single season is what God asks.
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