How do I/we know I/we are in love? Monday November 25th, 2002
Many a teen is faced with that question. In today's promiscuous, easy going, every thing goes society teens are not taught to wait for marriage, they are told, "it is ok, when you love someone". So girls, how do you know you are in love? How do you know the guy loves you?
For girls, the answer is simply, so it is for boys as well. All we need do is go to the word of God. Girls, you are in love, really in love, when you are willing to do for that young man all that Sarai did for Abram. For before She was Sarah and he Abraham, they were Abram and Sarai. And how did Sarai treat Abram? Let's look:
Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord:... (1Peter 3:6) so, first, are you willing to call this guy 'lord'? Are you willing to; Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. (Ephesians 5:22) Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. (Colossians 3:18) Do you love him enough to call him lord and submit to his every command? Think so? For there are no loopholes, the Bible teaches that you are to submit yourself to him in everything he says and tells you to do.
Many a liberal preacher will find things you do not have to do, but, there are no ifs, ands, or buts in the word of God concerning His order for you to submit to your husband. Look here at what Abram ordered Sarai to do: And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land. And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, "Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon: Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, 'This is his wife': and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee."
And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house. And he entreated Abram well for her sake:... (Genesis 12:10-16) Abram told Sarai to lie, but not only to lie, but to be willing to go to bed with Pharaoh so that he, Abram, might not be harmed. Do you love him enough to obey his every command? Do you trust him enough to obey his every command?
And as for young men, do you really love her? Are you willing to do for her what God tells you that you must be willing to do for her? Think so? Do you know what it is that the Lord God Creator of all things expects from you regarding your wife? Do you know how much He demands you love her?
Can you make her very bit as important to you as your eyes? So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. ... (Ephesians 5:28) For God commands that you do just that, that you love her every bit as much as you love your eyes, your hands, your testicles and your heart. For if you ignore God's word, concerning how you are to treat and love your wife, read here what He may do: Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of Life; that your prayers be not hindered. (1 Peter 3:7)
Have you answered yes so far? Sounds like you may just really love her, but there is more: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; (Ephesians 5:25) Are you willing to do for her just what Jesus did for us? Are you willing to suffer torture and even death for her Just as the Lord did for us? And are you willing to do it without crying out or begging for mercy?
So, have you both said yes to every question so far? Than prove it. How, you ask? Why that is rather simple as well. If you really love him, you will prove it by being chaste on your wedding night and if he really loves you, he will help you remain a virgin in all aspects till your wedding night. You likewise will help him to remain a virgin as well. For girls, if he will not help you remain chaste till your wedding night, how can you trust him with the power to order you to do all things?
If you love one another, instead of being sexually active before marriage, you will demonstrate your love for one and other, by praying together. The Lord God, Christ Jesus, be with you all.
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