Monday, September 13, 2010
As always when I hear a song I recognize, I ask the Lord to help me to tune it out and keep my mind centered on Him and focused on the task at hand. He helped me do that; but he also helped me to realize something. The guy singing sounded like he was whining! Who wants to be around a whining man!!! Certainly not me, or any other woman in her right mind. The only lyric I can remember from the song said, "Won't somebody tell me how to get things back the way they used to be..."
Well, my husband ( he is so wise) and I were recently having a discussion about this very topic. Often many people "fool around" before they get married - if they even bother with matrimony - then after the wedding and a little bit of time; they complain that things just aren't the same. Why is this? Could it be because sin is pleasurable for a season; but afterward it yeilds fruit that is unpleasant. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 9 that "
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell." - verses 17,18
(I personally have noticed that there is just something about a candy bar eaten in secret that makes it taste extra good; but when your husband finds the wrapper and asks, "Where did this come from?"; it doesn't feel so good. I should know. -We are trying to drop a few extra pounds so we have a no sweets until Sunday rule. Oops!)
My husband just preached about this subject Yesterday. He just doesn't believe that God would give the same blessings to a couple who honored Him and waited to enjoy the "pleasures" of marriage until they were married and those who "eat stolen waters" and then marry. Please understand that I am not saying that God won't forgive and bless; but I am saying that there will be added blessings for those who wait to enjoy the "act of marriage".
I am so glad that the Lord has opened my eyes to the foolishness of worldly music.
I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
2He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.