We are called to Love God - and Love Others, and to love them as we love ourselves.
Treat others as you would like to be treated.
Our natural condition - our natural desires are SIN & DEATH. Without God we know nothing else.
~ You either love people or you use them ~
You either love your neighbor as yourself - or you are using them in some way.
Love....what is love? Love is an expression - it is an Action of someones best interest in mind. It is not a feeling. Love is an Action. You don't 'fall' into love...you fall into holes. Rather, you 'Walk' in love, as it is an action, something that requires putting forth effort. Not just something that happens. Love acts in the interest of others.
Marriage...the purpose of it is not that you are happy - it is to make you Holy.
A relationship should consist of an 'Ongoing, living, visual, interpretation of Christ'. Glorifying God should be your main concern. Honor your significant other, and expect the same in return.
The Love Language of Women:
They want to be Cherished, Adored, Loved.
The Love Language of Men:
They want honor. Respect.
The role of a Godly man should be:
A Shepard, leading his wife...Pastor of the household - it is HIS responsibility to water you with the word, to train you, and build you up with the word. He should be your spiritual leader. The Primary Pastor of the home.
What type of friend are you?
Do you display Godly, Devoted, Wise, Sanctifying Friendship?
or do you gossip behind your friends back, saying how much you despise them in every way.
Friends look out for the best interest of others.
" 22:24 - sometimes it is necessary to pull away/separate yourself from your friends
Other key verses:
Crossway Church February 12, 2012