According to Ed Young that all this is motivated out of God’s love and tender heart. Is this person that you are considering marrying committed to God? Now some of you are saying that you are not really thinking about marriage, that you are just dating that person casually. Who are you trying to fool? I don’t care if you go out to Sonic for a cheeseburger and a chocolate malt, which I highly recommend about once every six months, in the back of your mind you are saying, “Could this be the one?” Every time we date, I don’t care if it is casual, we are wondering if it could be the one.
The second level of commitment, after their commitment level to the Lord is their commitment to the relationship. Is this person committed to the relationship? Has this person pledged himself or herself to the relationship?A relationship without commitment is like a Hariey without handlebars. It might look good and sound good, but you can’t steer it anywhere.
A relationship without commitment, compared to a relationship with commitment, is like comparing a rent car to a car you own. Now let’s take the gloves off and get real here for a second. When we rent a car, we are not really taking care of the car that much. We don’t want any major accidents, but we don’t care if an errant french fry gets mashed in the upholstery or we drip Starbucks coffee on the windshield or get a little door ding. It is not a big deal to us because it is a rent car. No problem, just turn it in. However, if we own a car, we take care of that don’t we? I drive a Ford F150, black pickup truck. I am concerned about that vehicle. Man, when all my four kids get in the car, “Don’t eat!” “Watch it!” Today I parked way away from here because I didn’t want anybody to give me a door ding. Why am I so concerned about my truck? Because, I have something invested in it if. You have something invested in your car, if you own it. A relationship means something more to you when you have something invested in it.
And the ultimate promotion will take place when we get to heaven. But the promotion is coming. Then the king gave promotions to the three men with weird names so they prospered greatly there in the province of Babylon.