The basis of this new attitude is what I call "smart love." Paul describes this kind of love in Philippians 1:9-10: And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ.
Smart love constantly grows and deepens in its practical knowledge and insight; it opens our eyes to see God's best for our lives, enabling us to be pure and blameless in His sight.
Does love motivate the guy who sleeps with his girlfriend when it will scar her emotionally and damage her relationship with God? They need to "get smart" and realize how their actions affect others.We just mimicked what we saw older kids do and what we watched in the movies. I put an I'm Worth Waiting For" sticker on my NIV Student Bible and promised to stay a virgin until I got married.Unfortunately, youth group did little to improve my immature notions about relationships.To "know" something is to understand or grasp it clearly and with certainty."Insight" is an instance of understanding the true nature of something, the ability to see the motivation behind thoughts and actions.Over the past four years, I've come to understand that God's lordship doesn't merely tinker with my approach to romanceit completely transforms it.