An Unshaded Love Story

16 Feb

Genesis 29:20  So Jacob worked seven years for Rachel, but it only seemed like a few days, he loved her so much.

Lessons for Living Today:

Jacob’s first encounter with Rachel was at the Shepherd’s well.  Jacob and RachelSeveral Shepherds’ were waiting for more to arrive to help them roll the stone away from the well—it was heavy!  As they chatted Rachael walked up with her sheep.  Jacob took one look at her and single-handedly rolled the stone away.   He was smitten for life!  He went ahead and worked seven years for her father in order to receive her hand in marriage.  Is that a love story to top all love stories or what?  In coming years Rachel gave Jacob a son—Joseph who went on to do amazing things through his life.

This is the kind of love story that melts the heart.  The 50 Shades of Gray book and movie is not a love story.  You will not walk away from it with your heart melted and a good feeling within.  Instead it degrades what God intended to be pure and holy between a male and female within the bounds of marriage.  At that movie, instead of a mountain top experience you are in the top of a tree with a forest fire burning its way up to you.  That such a book would be read or such a movie even made shows us the depravity of mankind.

God is the Creator and giver of true love.  “God’s readiness to give and forgive is now public. Salvation’s available for everyone! We’re being shown how to turn our backs on a godless, indulgent life, and how to take on a God-filled, God-honoring life. This new life is starting right now, and is whetting our appetites for the glorious day when our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, appears. He offered himself as a sacrifice to free us from a dark, rebellious life into this good, pure life, making us a people he can be proud of, energetic in goodness.” Titus 2:11-14

God’s Question: Which love story will you wrap your life around?

God’s Promise: True love is seen in great sacrifice.

My Prayer to God:

I praise You for Jesus’ sacrifice for my sin.

I am sorry I am not more willing to sacrifice for others.

Thank You for Your pure love that sustains me.

Help me share your love so others will see You clearly.

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