Our culture exerts a strong pull on our lives that we could be easily brainwashed into the following the patterns of the world around us ,only arrive on the other side of altar with a " Ho hum " marriage . God warns us , " Do not learn the ways of the nations...For the customs of the peoples are worthless "( Jeremiah 10:2-3)
Ways of the nation
The philosophy of living for the moment is everywhere ." you can go around once in your life , so grab for all the gusto you can get . "James said You lust and do not have ; so you commit murder (James 4:2 ,NASB), meaning that you fulfill your passions immediately, even if you have to sacrifice another person welfare .
Talking about 2 young Christians know each other for short time .They came to premarital counseling . Evident that they are immature emotionally and spiritually and their relationship was based on physical attraction. - Took "right now" apple ,and Marriage . But later after marriage they found that their initial attraction to each other wore off , they had married someone they didn't know . 5 difficult years of financial woes, small children , and marital counseling have demonstrated to them the repercussions of living for the pleasure of the moment. If these 2 person have known each other without the complication of physical involvement , they might avoided a disappointing marriage
A lesson learn : At least Six Months of courtship before any marriage
Living for the moments not only affects decisions to get married , but also attitudes towards marriage takes place .
Some people have marriage as testing ground. When asked when they're going to have children after marriage, they would said , " They are waiting to see the marriage works out . They dun like bring children into a broken marriage . : Marriage for keeps was a maybe or maybe not proposition in such people .
For Christians , that mentality is unthinkable because Scripture teaches that Marriage is a the symbolic picture of Christ union with it brides , the Church( Ephesians 5:23)
Based in that relationship , divorce is not an option for 2 believers ; to entertain such possibility means you shouldn't be thinking of a marriage . To a culture that lives for the moment , the Christian 's concept of lifelong commitment to 1 person stands out in one sharp contrast .
Scripture uses a vocabulary quite differently from our culture and generation / In the bible , we see synonyms for words like discipline , restraint , waiting , responsibility and commitment , to name a few . Though it might sometimes appeared that god would like to thwart out all of our fun .Nothing could be further from the truth
" for I know the plans I have for you . . . they are plans for good not for evils , to give you a future and a hope .( Jeremiah 29:11 The Living Bible .)
talking about people revolution of sensual love .
The culture revolution :
Sexual Experimentation before marriage is applauded to determine the compatibility and acquiring skills .
A article from book . Open about how people should view relationship .
God have given sex for marriage . He devoted one book in the bible , Song Of Songs , description of the heights of physical enjoyment is possible in married love only.
The world has a shortsighted , painfully inadequate understanding of all what God meat sex to be . Sex involves all that you are as a person brought together with another person to reflect the complete oneness of Christ and his bride , The church
Thoughts of this world - They believe that we find that special someone , our lives will take on real meaning . Our personalities will blossom , and our imperfections will disappear .
The facts - suddenly you waken to realize that what once seemed like moonlight and rose is now daylight and dishes . People with the same fears , old habits , and insecurities that they had before marriage . And they think that special someone would help point out these inconsistencies! Finding that special someone is not the ultimate answer to someone needs .
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Background music = Create A Clean Heart
Thoughts the world have been corrupted and sometime we may be polluted by it . Therefore I use this music as the theme . praying for God to create in us a clean heart ! Anyway got the lyrics of the song email me !