So Valentine's Day is coming up, and all the hype and whatnot, so I decided to sorta blog about, well, relationships... Those romantic relationships. Bleah... However, I'm in one, and since this holiday is meant for couples I must admit its nice to enjoy it for once.
Relationships. If you look at the root of the relationship, what is it based on? Most are based on the fairy tale of a princess in danger, and a knight comes riding in to save the damsel in distress. It is some woman looking towards a man to save her from her situation, and not realizing the burden that he has to carry, the man will exploit the woman in order to fulfill his desires. Ultimately, he falls way short of the woman's expectations, taking whatever he can from her, thus creating another perilous situation for the woman. She needs another "knight in shining armor." But she will never be satisfied, and every jerk will be happy to take whatever he can from her. This sure is a great vicious cycle, isn't it?
As Christians, our number one priority is to follow God first. We can't exalt something or someone over Christ. Well, we can, but that would be sin, and it won't be pleasing to God. Yes, my girlfriend has a Knight in Shining Armor, but it isn't me. It's Jesus Christ. He is the One who is supposed to rescue her from her distress. Sometimes I have a tendency to try and fill that role, but it is foolishness, and more often than not I act like a jerk when I try to fill that role. Jesus can be the Only One for her life.
John 14:6- "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one come to the Father except through me.'"
That life can't come by a man filling up her time and giving her worldly pleasure. She will end up hollow inside, never able to fill her need for a Savior. Even if he's a really nice guy and a gentleman, only The One Savior can come and rescue her from her distress. Christian men must realize this and be ready to step aside and let Jesus take control. If you truly love God, and you love your significant other, you must be ready to point her to Christ always. You are only there to help her along in her journey, only by Jesus' empowering you to do so. You're just an aide. God's the King!
Every princess has a King...
Be wise! Fear God!
I love y'all!