Summary: There is a big difference between love and lust and infatuation which most of our young people today has difficulty in dealing with this issues in their generation. Some of them have wandered from their school, lost their dreams and erred from faith.
THE RIGHT TIME FOR LOVE?
When is the right time for Love. The following verse gave us an idea that we should be wise to control our emotions at the right time.
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the wild deer of the field, that you not stir up or awaken love until it is so desire.
Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, not to awaken love until the time is right. (NLT)
1Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman.
2 When he returned, he said to his father and mother, “I have seen a Philistine woman in Timnah; now get her for me as my wife.”
3 His father and mother replied, “Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a wife?”
But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me. She’s the right one for me.”
A Wife for Isaac
1 Abraham was now a very old man. The Lord had made him rich, and he was successful in everything he did.
2 One day, Abraham called in his most trusted servant and said to him, “Solemnly promise me
3 in the name of the Lord, who rules heaven and earth, that you won’t choose a wife for my son Isaac from the people here in the land of Canaan.
4 Instead, go back to the land where I was born and find a wife for him from among my relatives.”
Genesis 24:1-4 New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
Abraham’s Servant Finds a Wife for Isaac
1 By that time Abraham was very old. The Lord had blessed Abraham in every way.
2 The best servant in his house was in charge of everything Abraham had. Abraham said to him, “Put your hand under my thigh.
3 The Lord is the God of heaven and the God of earth. I want you to make a promise to me in his name. I’m living among the people of Canaan. But I want you to promise me that you won’t get a wife for my son from their daughters.
4 Instead, promise me that you will go to my country and to my own relatives. Get a wife for my son Isaac from there.”
10 The servant chose ten of his master’s camels and left. He loaded the camels with all kinds of good things from his master. He started out for Aram Naharaim and made his way to the town of Nahor. 11 He stopped near the well outside the town. There he made the camels get down on their knees. It was almost evening, the time when women go out to get water.
12 Then he prayed, “Lord, you are the God of my master Abraham. Make me successful today. Be kind to my master Abraham. 13 I’m standing beside this spring. The daughters of the people who live in the town are coming out here to get water. 14 I will speak to a young woman. I’ll say to her, ‘Please lower your jar so I can have a drink.’ Suppose she says, ‘Have a drink of water, and I’ll get some for your camels too.’ Then let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. That’s how I’ll know you have been kind to my master.”
15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out. She was carrying a jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Milkah’s son Bethuel. Milkah was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor. 16 The young woman was very beautiful. No man had ever slept with her. She went down to the spring. She filled her jar and came up again.
17 The servant hurried to meet her. He said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.”
18 “Have a drink, sir,” she said. She quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.
19 After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll get water for your camels too. I’ll keep doing it until they have had enough to drink.” 20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the stone tub. Then she ran back to the well to get more water. She got enough for all his camels. 21 The man didn’t say a word. He watched her closely. He wanted to learn whether the Lord had given him success on the journey he had made.
22 The camels finished drinking. Then the man took out a gold nose ring. It weighed about a fifth of an ounce. He also took out two gold bracelets. They weighed about four ounces. 23 Then he asked, “Whose daughter are you? And please tell me something else. Is there room in your father’s house for us? Can we spend the night there?”