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I Don’t Love You

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I Don’t Love You

Those are words no one wants to hear. They announce the ending of a friendship, a marriage, and quite certainly puts ones relationship with God in jeopardy. They are four of the scariest words a Christian can say.

670px-Love-Your-Wife-According-to-the-Bible-Step-1Why are they four of the scariest words any child of God can say? Take a closer look at the Word of the Lord and see if you don’t agree.

1. When A Christian Doesn’t Love His Neighbor As Himself, He Is In Trouble With God.

Matthew 19:19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

1 John 3:17  But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

  • Loving others and expressing it with compassion, is required of every Christian.

2. When God Calls You A Liar, You Are In Serious Trouble.

1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Remember The Story Of Lazarus And The Rich Man?

Luke 16:19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

Luke 16:20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

Luke 16:21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

Luke 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

  • The only reason shown here why the rich man went to hell was his willfully ignoring the needs of Lazarus.

3. When A Husband Says, “I Don’t Love You,” He’s In Trouble With God.

Ephesians 5:33 – Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

KJV Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

ESV Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

  • By holding grudges, not forgiving, and being bitter, a husband is guilty of disobeying Scripture.

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

  • As Christ gave Himself in love for His bride, every husband is commanded to love his wife the very same way.
  • To love your wife is an order, a commandment, and a requirement. And so is getting rid of your grudge holding and bitterness.

 

No Spirit Filled Christian Should Utter The Words: “I Don’t Love You.”

Remember, God Is Love.

Let’s Be More Like Him.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

May 1, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Posted in Love, Marriage

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  1. Wow! Thanks for not only preaching this, but showing to the world how men should treat their wives. (You did have a wonderful example in Carl Ballestero!) 🙂

    Nila Marxer

    May 1, 2014 at 10:28 pm

  2. Powerful article – thank you!

    Ballestero Anthony

    May 2, 2014 at 3:54 pm

  3. Wow that is really serious. God doesn’t take love lightly.

    Aaron Liford

    May 3, 2014 at 12:55 am

  4. Yes Elder,
    Im with ya.
    But unfirtunatly we live in a day when a woman can buck up against authority and use your last post as a wepon. They think just because the responsibility falls on a mans shoulders they can say I dont love you anymore and hold a grudge. Besides men just like authority and use submission scriptures out if context, you know how we are?
    Not my wife she and I know our place, that makes a loving relationship that has lasted 17 yrs, with many more to come !!

    Young J.A.Perez

    May 6, 2014 at 2:45 am

  5. Reblogged this on A Place to Start.

    ElizabethMcKnight

    May 8, 2014 at 4:18 pm


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