To fulfill their own lusts, the people of the world have given Hollywood the authority to establish a precedent that the “wannabee world” is obsessed with, and that is the necessity for outward beauty. Cosmetic surgery is exploding and fitness clubs are raking in millions of dollars every month because people want to look like their heroes in Hollywood. They are followers of sex idols for the purpose of sex and have lost their purity and innocence to seek after true love.
And this attitude has spread even onto Christians so that many of them are living lives of adultery and fornication instead of lives that are pure before God, with one spouse. Marriage and divorce in Christian homes is slowly being accepted as a norm as these so-called Christians live for God on Sunday and in the world the rest of the week.
God blesses marriage because it’s foundation is love – the spouses not only love each other but they also love God.
The Bible says in Ephesians 5:31 that a man will leave his parents and become one with his wife, and verse 33 says that he should love his wife as he loves himself. Hebrews 13:4 says that marriage should be honored by all and that the marriage bed is pure before God. And it also says that God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
A marriage is where a man and woman come together before a pastor so that they can make a vow before God and promise Him that they’ll love each other until they die, and in turn God blesses them. Matthew 19:5 says they become one flesh. The marriage bed comes after the wedding and it’s a bed of a lifetime, not just for a few months or for convenience or for lust. It’s blessed because there is love.
The love between a man and a woman is the foundation of their unity and it is enough to conquer the battles that attack them, the struggles they’ll endure and the animosity that the world shows them. The love that they share goes deep into their souls and isn’t governed by appearance, wealth or fame. It’s a true commitment of their hearts that they have for each other.
Outward appearance is something that they perfect for each other, and yet the love between them never changes even if their appearance is less than perfect. Injury, accidents or disease can change the physical appearance but it never changes their true love for each other.
How do we find true love? It develops when we take the time to know someone. The word “love” is used loosely but we can’t really love someone who we don’t know. We can be attracted to them through lust but that is not the basis for love. As the relationship between two people matures, so does their love for each other until it reaches a plateau where neither can be apart from each other – so they get married. And it’s not for a few months or a year, it’s a commitment for life because they want to share their lives with each other.
This world is being run by the devil and it’s built on fabrication, deceit and lust. People have come to enjoy the adulterous life because there aren’t any rules anymore – there’s no commitment and no shame. Businesses prosper from this new lifestyle and the people have come to accept it as the norm - a world based on lust (aka adultery/fornication) and not love.
But God is love and in 1 John 4:8 it says that if a person doesn’t have love then he doesn’t know God because God is love and everything He does is based on love and for the purpose of love. So if we can’t love the person we’re sharing the marriage bed with, then we sure can’t love God and if we don’t love God then we belong to this world and not to His world.
It’s a dangerous venture when we live a life of adultery and fornication because God tells us not to do it in His Commandments, Exodus 20:14. He has given us a spouse to love and to enjoy life with, and if we don’t have someone who we can love with all our heart, then Psalm 37:4 says to ask God and He shall give us the desires of our heart.
“Whoso finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour of the Lord.”
… Proverbs 18:22