The Shirelles sang a song in 1960 that asks the question, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? One of the verses says this, “ Is this a lasting treasure or just a moment’s pleasure? Can I believe the magic of your sighs? Will you still love me tomorrow?”
Today that same question holds true. But what is not the same is people getting married. Marriage was an institution, a foundation, a requirement, but not today. Bob Dylan sang a song called Wedding Song. One of the verses says this, “Oh, can’t you see that you were born to stand by my side and I was born to be with you, you were born to be my bride. You’re the other half of what I am, you’re the missing piece and I love you more than ever with that love that doesn’t cease.”
God realized that it was not good for man to be alone, so He created Eve. God actually took a rib from Adam to create Eve. Genesis 2:22-23 tells us just what Adam said when he first saw Eve ,
“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Up to this point Adam only had the animals to keep him company. But now he had another human being. Genesis 2:24 continues on to say this, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
You see, man is not complete until he marries. This of course, was to continue the cycle of life, a mandate given by God. Today, we only want the self gratifications of life, not the commitment. Today, we just want to live together and keep our self-identity, the freedom to come and go, no strings attached. But this is not what God intended for us. You see marriage is a promise, a covenant, a sign of love. That is why the ring is the sign of marriage, because it is a circle which can not or should not be broken, it has no beginning or end to it, it is meant to continue. That is why the marriage vows say, “Till death do us part.”
Like the song asks, “Will you still love me tomorrow?” There is no commitment to living together. There is really no love without commitment. It does not matter how long you live together, without a pledge, a promise, before witnesses, who are to hold you to that promise, there can not be true love. It is only a self centered act of lust. It can not be a lasting treasure. It can only be a moment of pleasure. Do not kid yourself into believing that this is not true. God says, “The two shall become one flesh.”
You see without God, nothing can be true or whole, or right. Can a man cut himself into two and say that he is complete? No! But when he marries for life, then and only then, can he say that he is whole. The cycle of life continues, and a man is to teach his son these same truths. This is why it is true love, when you wait until you are married to continue that cycle of life. Abortion doesn’t make anyone whole, but it is cutting yourself in two, and trying to say that you are whole. God’s way has been around for thousands of years and it has proven itself to be true. Today we want to stop and say there is a new way, but this new way has never been proven to equal true love and happiness that comes from marriage, a lasting marriage, a true marriage that comes when two people give of themself to each other and enter into a lasting promise, that takes them through their whole lives. God says a lot about this subject and here are only a few Scriptures to take into account. Hebrews 13:4, “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”
Matthew 19:9, “I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
Proverbs 6:32 “But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.”
1 Corinthians 6:15-16 “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ Himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute(any woman outside of marriage)? Never! Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute(any woman outside of marriage) is one with her in body? For it is said, ‘The two will become one flesh.”’
If you love each other, then get married, and begin life honest and pure, and you will be whole and fulfilled, and happy, even into your old age.
You see true love is a treasure and not a fleeting moment.