The Dating Game! Really? You remember the cheesy host, the guest single and the 3 suitors. The bachelor asked each bachelorette (or vise versa) questions and chose a date sight unseen…….Incidentally, both Billy Crystal and Jay Leno were guests early in their careers…NOBODY would date this way would they?
You might be surprised that there was Christian dating show ************where the congregation helps the single find a mate. Goodness! What do you think about that. Would you want your preacher or the sister on row 4 to set you up?
What does the BIBLE say about dating? hmmmmmm….strangely silent………..
Now, in the beginning God saw that it wasn’t good for man to be alone so he produced Eve and Adam was ….overwhelmed….I think he said, “Kazinga!” Do you wonder if He might help in your search for a mate?
Now, we know that Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac (Rebekkah). Would you want your parents to choose your spouse? Still happens in many countries……..lower divorce rate too.
Jacob chose his own wife. He was in love with Rachel. But, he got more than he bargained for. You remember that he got TWO wives and 2 additional mistresses for only 14 years of hard labor.
Unfortunately, David’s method of finding women most resembled the modern times. He laid out of work, was a peeping Tom, lured and seduced a married woman and tried to get off scott free…..Oh yeah! And he was already married and had neglected at least one wife….
Ah…but his son Solomon was the romantic. Shoulda been. With 700 wives and 300 porcupines, he should have known women. I like where he told her she was pretty because her teeth matched……………..
Of course, we can go to 1 Corinthians 7 for lots of info on marriage, divorce, etc. If you are burning with temptation, get married….So, why isn’t it that easy?