Love and Other Stuff
3 – Why are you so different?
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)
“So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27)
“The Lord God said: ‘It is not good for the man to be alone’” (Genesis 2:18)
1. Honor and Respect.
“Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” (Romans 12:10)
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Philippians 2:3-4)
“Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.” (Matthew 7:12)
2. Be Equally Yoked.
“Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?” (2 Corinthians 6:14-15)
3. Run from Sexual Immorality.
“Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18)
Unless I’m wholeheartedly pursuing a relationship with Christ, all other relationships will be a hopeless attempt to fill that void.