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Many years ago Sir Isaac Newton had an exact replica of our solar system made in miniature. At its center was a large golden ball representing the sun, and revolving around it were small spheres attached at the ends of rods of varying lengths. They represented Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and the other planets. These were all geared together by cogs and belts to make them move around the “sun” in perfect harmony.
One day as Newton was studying the model, a friend who did not believe in the biblical account of creation stopped by for a visit. Marveling at the device and watching as the scientist made the heavenly bodies move on their orbits, the man exclaimed, “My, Newton, what an exquisite thing! Who made it for you?”
Without looking up, Sir Isaac replied, “Nobody.”
“Nobody?” his friend asked.
“That’s right! I said nobody! All of these balls and cogs and belts and gears just happened to come together, and wonder of wonders, by chance they began revolving in their set orbits and with perfect timing.”
The unbeliever got the message! It was foolish to suppose that the model merely happened. But it was even more senseless to accept the theory that the earth and the vast universe came into being by chance. How much more logical to believe what the Bible says, “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” The Word also declares, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God”. (Psalms 14:1)
True love, as found in the Bible, is not the same as the common usage found in the English language and society. Today, what I think you’ll find, is that what people think true love is, most often is confused with infatuation. That elated, "high" feeling they feel when they "fall in love." That kind of "love" is something that typically lasts less than a year, and unless replaced by true love, results in broken relationships. They break up and then they start the process all over again. In a search for a constant "love" high.
The Bible talks about love:
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."
I Corinthians 13:4-8a (NIV)
To me, that defines true love. The "real" love God has for us. These great "love" qualities can be found in a Christian, and I believe that they are the foundation in all true loving relationships. What happens so often today, is that people get caught up in "societies" values when trying to "find" love in their dating lives. What they should be looking for is "Godly" values. All too often, they don’t look for these great "Christian" characteristics. They look at physical appearance, popularity, or wealth. The values that society teaches us are important. I don’t believe that these are the qualities that God looks at in us… So, why would you look for these characteristics in someone?
These values so highly favoured by society, will not bring you a person of commitment or someone who will work hard at love. A person with these characteristics will work hard at physical appearance, popularity and wealth.
If you want true love. If you want to experience God’s love in your life. Look for a person full of "God’s" love. A person with Godly values and characteristics.