How a Single Man
Should Love a Woman
It is God’s will for Christian men to love women,
as they were his sisters, with sisterly love and with absolute purity.
(1 Timothy 5:2)
When a young man lusts after a girl it takes away
from the beauty of a “real” friendship from happening. A guy who has
passion and desire in his heart is not looking on the inside of a
women’s heart and mind, but only looking at the beauty on the outside.
There is nothing wrong with appreciating beauty but there is a lot wrong
when a man allows his desires to lead his heart.
“The Lord does not look at the things a man looks
at. a man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the
heart”. (1 Samuel 16:7)
Don’t forget about how Samson lusted with passion
after Delilah and her beauty deceived him. She betrayed Samson over and
over. He only looked at how beautiful she was on the outside and did not
see how rotten and ugly she was on the inside. You can read the story
here. If only Samson would
have not let his emotions of lust take over, he would have lived many
more years and found a good woman to love him.
Just like Samson, many Christian men are allowing
their desires to lead their sensibility and are giving into the
temptations of this world. They are looking at only what is on the
outside because they have not been taught to look inside at the
character of a lady. Real beauty comes from the heart and soul of a
person. A person’s relationship with God will tell you a lot about who
a person is.
If you have sons, I hope that you have been blessed
with the wisdom to talk to your sons about allowing their emotions to
get carried away with a young lady, who is truly not compatible to them.
Of course, not all Christian ladies will deceive because they do have
real beauty and character on the inside. This is why it is so important
to not let your emotions get the best of you. Be friends, let God be in
control of the relationship!
A good hearted, God-fearing wife will be a
wonderful asset to her husband and she will love him all the days of her
(their life). A husband needs also to treat his wife with the same
sacrificing love that Christ loved the church with.
Do not lust after her beauty or let her captivate
you with her eyes, for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread and
the adulteress preys upon your very life. (Proverbs 6:25)
This tidbit of wisdom in Proverbs is letting
Christian men know, “Watch out!” Be on your guard. Don’t let a
woman fool you into their deception because of their beauty on the
outside. Be smarter and wiser than Samson.
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