Did you watch that show tonight where this one guy kisses anything pretty with legs? Well I did. Each week we watch this guy kiss almost all of the girls and go on these fabulous dates, but there is a lack of monogamy. Is this what we think God intended? Yes, it is o.k. to date 30 women at one time and then crush their hearts week in and week out, because he is going to find his soul mate.
Picture it with me… In the Garden of Eden, God makes Adam. God sees that Adam is lonely and BAM! There are 30 women for Adam to date. No need for destinations. What could be more amazing than the Garden of Eden? Adam makes sure to take each one of them to his ideal spot to kiss. Then each week he tells one of them they must die, because, as we know, at this point it’s just the inhabitants of the Garden. Then finally after weeks of what Adams says is so hard but must be done, he chooses the one.
See how ridiculous the show sounds now? The reason it is so ridiculous is because it isn’t how God intended. We all say that we watch it for entertainment value. I have said that many times. What is the entertainment? Watching the women throw themselves at this man; who in turn goes skinny dipping with one of the other women? That is what our society has been reduced to. Watching men and women go against what we are called to do as Christians.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Romans 12:1
When giving sacrifices in the Old Testament, only the purest of each crop was acceptable to God. As Christians we should strive for that purity in our lives. Are we going to be perfect? No. However, we can strive to be because of the blood of Jesus Christ.
The show also bothers me because we are teaching the next generation that it is o.k. to let a guy or girl treat you that way. That they can date multiple people to find the right person. You are thinking, “Those girls knew what they were getting into.” Well if your daughter, sister or friend came up to you and said “Guess what? I met this guy and he is so sweet and caring. He said that he wants to date me and these other 10 girls to find his soul mate.” You would freak out. I know I would. Why even care? You watch it happen every week on television.
As Christians we need to make sure we aren’t promoting something that says it’s o.k. to put yourself in a situation where the person you love is dating someone else. I know I wouldn’t be o.k. if my husband had dated other girls while he was with me. God knows what He is doing. Let Him do it.
“Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:3-6