Friday, November 11, 2011
Do Difficult Things (junior high) 11/9/2011
Then we dealt with a question that was emailed. Is it ok to get a divorce if you just fall out of love with someone? To answer this question we first have to look at what love is. More importantly what part of speech is love. I know if you look it up you'll find that it's a noun and a verb. For our discussion here we are dealing with the verb form. Love isn't some funny feeling that you get when you're around a hot guy or girl. It's not chills that run up and down your spine. It's not butterflies in your stomach. Love is a verb. It's an action word. It is a choice that we make. The Bible never commands us to marry the one you love. It tells us to love the one you marry (Eph 5:25-30). Based on that alone I answer this question with a resounding NO! God created marriage to be for life. You can't just decide one day that you don't love your spouse. If you do, you are making a conscious choice to disobey God. You can't fall out of love. However, you can decide to love your spouse. Put your effort into that and you'll be surprised what God will do.
Friends and Bullies:
In all three of these situations we talked about very difficult things to do, but they are the right things to do. Sometimes following God isn't easy, but it is always blessed. Follow God's will for your life today. You'll be amazed at how He will bless you.