CAUTION: This message may be offensive to some people. Especially if you've made nookie into an idol.
"my brother, Jonathan; you have been very pleasant to me; your love to me was wonderful, surpassing the love of women" - 2 Samuel 1:26 NKJV.
I have been wanting to springboard off this verse to deliver a message for a while. So here goes.... If you are willing to be ~scandalized~ you may just find yourself up to your eyeballs in the "glorious liberty of the sons of God" (Rom. 8:21).
"but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness" - 1 Corinthians 1:23 NKJV.
"You have ravished my heart, My sister, my spouse; You have ravished my heart With one look of your eyes, With one link of your necklace" - Song of Solomon 4:9 NKJV.
"for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring'" - Acts 17:28 NKJV.
"For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all" - Romans 11:32 NKJV.
"stumbling block" - σκάνδαλον - skandalon - 1) the movable stick or trigger of a trap, a trap stick
a) a trap, snare
b) any impediment placed in the way and causing one to stumble or fall, (a stumbling block, occasion of stumbling) i.e. a rock which is a cause of stumbling
c) fig. applied to Jesus Christ, whose person and career were so contrary to the expectations of the Jews concerning the Messiah, that they rejected him and by their obstinacy made shipwreck of their salvation
2) any person or thing by which one is (entrapped) drawn into error or sin
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