The scriptures talk about the way of a serpent upon the rock, right in the church! How did something so sinister find its way into something so good?
Let’s look at some dimensions of lust hidden or masked in love this morning. You think it is love, but it is actually lust! What a contradiction!
1. The Fainting
Oh! Give me something refreshing to eat—and quickly! Apricots, raisins—anything. I’m about to faint with love!
Son 2:5 (MSG)
Ladies are enthralled by attention and non-verbal expressions of love.
Their goals are different. The lady wants care, attention, and love. The guy wants sex, period!
The contradiction of goals results in confusion of the soul.
Two cannot walk together except they be agreed…
2. The Cradling
His left had cradles my head, and his right arm encircles my waist!Son 2:6 (MSG)
In no time, his manifesto begins in aggressive fulfillment of intentions.
The left hand that should be busy with the meals travels to the head and cradles it lovingly or “lustingly?”
The right hand in daring progression surpasses the timidity of the left hand and encircles the waist.
Desires travel into blood veins.
The heart races and gallops like a horse who just sighted waters!
A rush of adrenaline colliding with dopamine!
Hey! Destinies are about to be ruptured. Glorious futures are about to be tainted. Promising ministry hopefuls about to morph into miseries!
3. The Stirring
Oh, let me warn you, sisters in Jerusalem, by the gazelles, yes, by all the wild deer: Don’t excite love, don’t stir it up, until the time is ripe—and you’re ready.Son 2:7 (MSG)
Oh, there comes a warning
Don’t do it.
Don’t excite love!
In a moment, his voice and words are so gentle and caressing, the next moment, his biceps pins you to the wall in a wicked hold, because love has been excited. Be warned!
Eh, the time is not ripe. You are not ready!
Don’t let the “glee” take over the “flee!” It is time to flee!
Oh, let me warn you, sisters in Jerusalem, by the gazelles, yes, by all the wild deer…
The gazelles and the wild deer know how to run from the enemy!
Don’t go to that guest house again.
Don’t follow him to that hotel again.
Don’t go and meet him on campus again.
Don’t frolic with him in the office again.
Don’t take his money again, because his money controls you.
Take a cue from the gazelles and the wild deer. When they see the lion crouching, they take off. They are not ready to be preyed upon.
Don’t be a prey! Don’t even follow him home!
As a father, I say to my daughters, don’t excite love, don’t stir it up, until the time is ripe—and you’re ready.
Have a great day!
God bless you!
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I love genuinely. I am not filled with lust
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Lord, help me to love genuinely.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1 Corinthians 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Disconnect from every wrong relationship
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
1 cor 13
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