This morning God instilled a few ideas into my head, and over the course of brushing my teeth, as well as breakfast, the ideas somewhat developed (and continue to develop as I write this post).
I think that love is a very confusing subject of discussion, it’s a very broad topic, and you may not agree with what I say. If so, please comment or something other, and we will talk to reach a better understanding about this vast and confusing topic.
I’m sure most of you have heard the analogy that our relationship is like a triangle, yes? Well, I’m saying that our relationships are like an isosceles triangle. For those that may have forgotten about that term, an isosceles triangle is one that holds two equal angles, and or, two equal lengths. This is a different analogy to the usual one, just comparing the relationship to a normal triangle.
God is the single point, on the end with a different angle measure than the rest of the triangle’s angles, and you and your significant other (if you have one) are on the other end. My point being; that because this is an isosceles triangle, both of you share an equal distance to God. And as the general analogy says, as you two become closer to God, you two will also become closer to each other.
However, because this is an isosceles triangle, if one of the partners is pulling, or falling away from God, they are likely to pull away their significant other as well. This is not a perfect analogy, because the other person could stand strong and hold their ground and push forwards. However, it would be difficult to move forwards in a situation where the person you love is moving backwards.
This post is indeed a warning about dating non-believers. If you’re dating a non-believer, they are likely to tempt you to stray from your church duties, and call you “boring” if you don’t. I am going to assume that it’s quite difficult to fight the pressure that your loved one is placing on you, especially if you love them a lot.
The source of this idea came from 2nd Corinthians 6:14
14Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
A “yoke” is a wooden tool that is used as a strap to bind two oxen together. The oxen then work together to plow the field, or whatever their job would be.
Now, in the relationship context, you are bound with your significant other. If your significant other is trying to go away from God, and you’re trying to go towards God, which way will you end up going? The temptations of the world would already be pulling strong upon you, but now, someone you love is adding to that temptation. It’s a hard battle to fight, and entering that battle is unadvised.