I started a devotional a couple days ago called ‘The Secret: How Do you see Love’. This plan consist of 42 days of commitment and learning what God says about love and human love. So far, each devotional has hit me hard with how this man applies verses with how God wants us to love Him and others. Yes, a man wrote this devotional and he is full of so much wisdom! I do not believe it is fair to keep all this wisdom inside! I MUST SHARE IT!
We should be applying the lessons we learn from the Bible on a daily basis. The answers to our dying questions are in the Bible, laid out in black & white. God has very detailed answers to every season we live!
This blog will be updated daily with verses and quotes that stood out to me and made me recheck myself. If there is a verse that means a lot to you, please share them with me! This is an area where there is constant learning! I want to take you on this journey on love with me. Take my hand & join me;
“Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes” – Proverbs 6:24
‘We cannot get caught up with physical beauty alone without getting to know the inner person. You can tell a lot about a person’s thoughts, feelings, and demeanor based on their eyes. Seek out that which God deems attractive is us, not what looks good. Practice self control; get to know the person before you jump in. Take a cue from the Song of Solomon, which warns us to not hurry love.’ – Devotional
- What do you find most attractive in a person? Does it align with what the Bible tells us makes a person beautiful?
“Don’t stir up love. Don’t wake it up until it’s ready” – Song of Solomon 2:7
“As a ring of gold in a pig’s snout, so is a lovely woman who lacks discretion’ –Proverbs 11:22
‘We all agree that a pig’s nose isn’t a preferred place to be, and something as precious as gold doesn’t belong in there- they’re totally incompatible. In the same way, a woman who is truly beautiful is incompatible with someone who doesn’t have any discretion (or sense of wisdom). Wisdom is the proper application of information & intelligence. If we’re wise, we’ll see wisdom’s presence as a very beautiful thing. So much so that we won’t be attracted to anything where wisdom is absent. That’s the kind of importance wisdom should have for us. It should hold so much weight that it defines our entire value system. When that’s the case, we won’t be drawn towards relationships founded on foolishness which fall outside of God’s will for our lives. When wisdom is our standard, we’ll be drawn towards relationships that are stable, sustainable, and spiritually- centered’
- How has wisdom, or the lack thereof, impacted your life?
- How are you demonstrating how much or little you value wisdom?
Romans 1: 29-31
‘They are full of every kind of sin, evil and ungodliness. They want more than they need. They commit murder. They want what belongs to other people. They fight and cheat. They hate others. They say mean things about other people. They tell lies about them. That hate God. That are rude and proud. They brag. They think of new ways to do evil. They don’t obey their parents. They are foolish. They cannot be trusted. They are not loving and kind’
‘It is dangerous and sinful to rush into the unknown’ -Proverbs 19:2
No parent wishes a divorce as their child’s marriage experience. Part of our illusion when we first meet is that giddy infatuation, where butterflies tingle from head to toe. It’s like we’re struck with a love stick and we’ll believe we’re capable of lasting forever, disproving every negative talking statistic out there on the topic of holy matrimony. And like every other marriage, that feeling one day changes into either a deeper, more authentic love, or withers away altogether. The Bible was written for our instruction, to teach us and protect us, and encourage us in our walk. Maybe this is why God advises his children of the dangers rushing into the unknown.
Maybe your situation isn’t a quick marriage proposal, but you have jumped in feet first and you are speeding that dating process along. Whatever your unique circumstance looks like, take some wisdom from Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, and slow down your pace, readjust your focus to make sure you are both racing after God first, then your relationship, and avoid the dangers of the rush.
What one area of your life do you feel you might be rushing into, even if it has nothing to do with a relationship?
Romans 15: 4
‘For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope’