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When Loving You is Wrong

The Watered Soul: When Loving You is Wrong

Jun 16, 2011

When Loving You is Wrong

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I remember the lyrics of song that said if loving you is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Kind  of sounds like a song a hopeless (or should a say reckless) romantic might sing. I have had my own encounter of loving when it was wrong. And wouldn’t you know I found myself in the Word of God as I read I Kings 11. My sneaky suspicion was confirmed that I was not the only one to find themselves on the wrong side of love.
Solomon-the wisest person in the world and a king no doubt-found himself in a precarious position. He had a thing for foreign women. Even after receiving clear instructions to avoid them.
The LORD had clearly instructed his people not to intermarry with those nations, because the women they married would lead them to worship their gods. I Kings 11:2a
Solomon was a man well versed in God’s Word and man full of wisdom.
Yet Solomon insisted on loving them anyway. I Kings 11:2b
I guess he wasn’t willing to give them up so he could be right. Some how he consider them worth the cost of being wrong.
Stay tuned as I explore the cost he paid for loving when it’s wrong.

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At June 16, 2011 at 7:36 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thought provoking, Wanda.

Have a nice day,

At June 16, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Missie said...

So true.

At June 16, 2011 at 9:20 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

Sin is a CHOICE - we like to think it's forced on us by culture, but it isn't. Great reminder - looking forward to further posts.

At June 16, 2011 at 11:33 AM , Blogger Pam said...

Great post, Wanda, and so true. No matter how appealing the wrong choice is, if we can just hide behind God's Word He will help us make the right choice.

At June 16, 2011 at 1:12 PM , Blogger Shanda said...

Very interesting post. I cannot wait for the next to read what you have to say. I have loved wrongly in my life too!

At June 16, 2011 at 3:13 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

This struck me with Solomon too. He was the wisest man, yet he chose to ignore God's word and married many foreign women. I look forward to the rest of your thoughts on this subject.

At June 17, 2011 at 1:17 PM , Blogger David C Brown said...

If we love Christ first and best the rest will fall into place.

At June 18, 2011 at 11:33 PM , Blogger Ella said...

I look forward to your next post! Why do we want what we can't or shouldn't have...for me chocolate, lol~

At June 20, 2011 at 6:44 AM , Blogger Diana Dart said...

Intriguing thoughts. Looking forward to digging in deeper with future posts!

At June 20, 2011 at 9:28 AM , Blogger Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I remember that silly love song. Solomon will be interesting.

At June 20, 2011 at 6:59 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

Wanda, me too. I was also once on the wrong side of love - as a grown woman who should have known better.

Can't wait for more on this interesting topic...


At June 21, 2011 at 5:50 AM , Blogger Just Be Real said...

Appreciate you sharing. Wanda, thank you for your recent prayers. Blessings.

At June 21, 2011 at 7:40 AM , Blogger lioneagle said...

Hi Wanda -

For sure, you parked on my street with this post. More than once, I loved wrong. Praise be to our Lord that now I love right - GOD first.

May He help us all to steadfastly do that. Everything AND everyone must be AFTER GOD!

Thank you, Wanda, for this post.

Note: Yes, I remember that song. Yesterday, our Lord put Marvin Gaye's and James Brown's music on my mind. Back in the day, they were two of my favorites.

At June 21, 2011 at 10:13 AM , Anonymous Sharon - inspiring stories said...

Sounds like an interesting topic and one that really needs to be addressed. I'll be back to read more.

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At June 21, 2011 at 3:55 PM , Blogger Alida said...

What a great post! Our counseling office is visited each week by people, mostly women, who have loved wrong. It keeps me on my knees praying for this country.

At June 21, 2011 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Connie Arnold said...

Interesting post, Wanda. No matter how wise a person is, temptation is there and often hard to resist. Sometimes love can truly make you blind to what is right.

At June 21, 2011 at 9:27 PM , Blogger Wanda said...

Appreciate each of you chiming in on this topic. I think many of us have had the experience of being on the wrong side of love. Hope to pick up with this topic soon; I have been a bit frazzled lately. Blessings to each of you.

At June 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM , Blogger Dawn M. Hamsher said... about a topic!

Been there. Thank goodness I learned from my mistake. Second time around I let God choose my husband.

Now, I talk to my 11 year old about what to look for in a future husband (it is never too early) and that she needs ask for God's guidance. I hope she learns from my 1st mistake.


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