It doesn’t say “lead us not into sin” but “lead us not into temptation.” See, we aren’t called merely to stay away from sin; we are called to avoid temptation. Imagine you are watching TV and a news alert flashes across the screen: “Rabid dogs loose in your neighborhood.
Do not go near them.” You warn your younger sister, who is home, about the dogs.
by *Hannah Packham Holding hands, kissing, sex, where do you draw your line? Although, I’ve only dated one guy, that’s about all it takes to learn some of the most important lessons about relationships: everything from communication to kissing.
In reality, it boils down to two main concepts: Lead Us Not into Temptation Remember that line from the Our Father?It means dating someone who meets the values and goals you have for a future spouse (more on that later). Casual or purposeless dating has no benefit for Christians. We are designed to know why we do stuff and where we are going. Now, please, please, please don’t be a freakish weirdo. It involves sharing personal struggles and vulnerability. If you believe God is preparing you for foreign missions, is it important the person you marry shares this passion? If you love the Cowboys and your future spouse loves the Packers, is it important to work through this before marriage? There comes a time when you need to have a serious conversation, with yourself and your significant other.Of course, I don’t mean you have to literally talk to yourself – that would be strange.