MAIN POINT: Rocking your relationships is not about control; it’s about commitment.
1. Rocking your relationships begins with a commitment to loyalty.
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24
Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty. Job 6:14
So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and about a homer and a lethek of barley. Then I told her, “You are to live with me many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will behave the same way toward you.” Hosea 3:2-3
2. People need your commitment to listen.
To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. Proverbs 18:13
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, James 1:19
3. Rocking your relationship calls for a commitment of love.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:8-13
An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends and against all sound judgment starts quarrels. Proverbs 18:1
What a person desires is unfailing love… Proverbs 19:22a
Do you have any plans for Valentines day? If so, What are they?
With any relationship, how important is commitment?
Can you share a time when you felt you weren’t heard? How did that feel?
Mark said, “Most people think love is something you feel, but love is something you do.” Do you agree or disagree? Why?