Episode 335-Falling in Love

Episode 335 February 18, 2022 00:10:16
Episode 335-Falling in Love
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Episode 335-Falling in Love

Feb 18 2022 | 00:10:16


Show Notes

Eros is used in the Old Testament to express the physical and sensual intimacy between a husband and a wife; however, in modern times, the word is confused with vulgarity due to its similarities to the word erotic or erotica, which is defined as a state of sexual arousal. This makes reclaiming the true holiness of the word a challenge.


The Song of Solomon is a book filled with romantic demonstrations of love between a bride and groom. Because God included this book in the canon of His inspired Word, we can safely say that romance is acceptable and even applauded by our Creator. Romance in the context of a pure and committed relationship can enhance that relationship and increase the enjoyment of married love as God intended.


One of the most dangerous ideas from modern culture is the notion that people ought to fall in love. The Bible presents love not as an emotion but as an act of the will. We choose to love; that is, we commit ourselves to act in the best interests of another person. The “falling in love” concept places undue emphasis on the emotional condition of those involved.


Scriptures referenced include Song of Solomon 1:2-4; Genesis 29; Judges 14; Jeremiah 17:9; 1 Corinthians 14:1; James 1:17; James 2:8; Malachi 2:16; 1 Corinthians 12:31; 1 Corinthians 13:4; John 4:10.

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