Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandments there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:8-10
We need to praise God for His perfect templates for how to live and love…namely prototypes of father to son, mother to children, children to parents, husband to wife, etc. In marriages, for example, God has the groom and bride exchange vows. This template is parallel to the vows offered on Mount Sinai to the children of Israel. Another word for these vows is…“sacred covenant,” a binding agreement or contract between two parties. It takes two parties to establish a contract—one offers their heart and words, one responds with heart and words, and both respond with actions. In other words, a covenant between the couple is not just words on a sheet of paper but the actions to back it up, otherwise this offer could be cancelled or annulled. For example, if just one of the parties involved becomes unfaithful, the covenant is broken and thus the visual picture of Moses breaking the vows (the stone tablets) when God’s loved ones turned to idols and away from Him.
What are we going to do with this offer? What happens when we reject the ring and the offer to be married? What happens when we spurn God’s Love?
You are at a crossroads if you are not “All In” nor ready to give your full time, attention, passion, strength, love and heart to the Creator. It is an abomination that man is more ready to commit to a mortal than to the Immortal…the powerful, all-knowing God of the Universe! Why will someone exchange vows to a human and be faithful but not commit the same vows for a lifetime to God—the only Being to whom you owe everything?
Why does it seem like a lot for God to ask? Have we not all heard the expression…“I am trying to stop overeating, I am struggling to stop drinking too much, endeavoring to stop talk-ing too much, trying not to be prideful. I am attempting to be faithful to God, but it is so hard.” Is it really too much to remain faithful to God but not to your wife? The world witnesses humans—all the time—who choose to stay married for a lifetime. However, “you are only human” is “the out” for the faithless generations. Each human can stay “married” in a covenant with God for a lifetime…period. End of sentence. End of discussion.
Besides the fact that there is a dark force that is ever stalking the Seekers who are on the narrow path, why is there so much “try” and not so much “just do it”? The answer is…a lack of continuous love. You can easily surrender and give and do for The Lord if you genuinely love Him first and foremost and above and beyond all others. The correct response to such an offer of life and eternal life is, “Yes, God, I will love You with all my heart” as Moses and Jesus commanded.
Again…if you can submit to an earthly relationship for companionship, you can submit to God for a heavenly relationship that gives more dividends in return. God has been left out. How do you like sitting alone with no one who cares? God deserves more…no, God deserves our all.
It is time to make the right response and commit consistently without wavering. Again, let no debt remain except consistent love to God and man. Without the bride accepting the groom’s proposal, there would be no relationship, no union. What fiancé vacillates between lovers daily and expects to remain engaged? Have you given a full, decisive response to this grace that The Lord God Almighty, the Creator of your soul, has offered you?
For more, read the History of the Love of God, Volume II – A Love More Ancient than Time