Amnon. I see Amnon in me. Lord have mercy. Blessed Jesus died for me. Who would die for an Amnon.
JACOB LOVED RACHEL...NOT REBEKAH JACOB WAITED AND WORK HARD FOR RACHEL...NOT REBEKAH. REBEKAH WAS ISAAC'S WIFE.
Well said... This is a very good message. I actually cried when I stopped to think about Tamar and how her life was destroyed by the lust of one man. But not for her alone, but for the countless other Tamar's out there who have been destroyed by men; many of them sadly in the church of Jesus Christ.
Men and woman, both young and old who are considering marriage should listen to this message. I do grieve how myself and those around me have been largely taught about "love" from our sordid culture and not God's word and his principles. Chick-flicks, romance novels, pin-up magazines and more have shaped our world view not only before we have come to Christ but tragically for many even after they come to Christ.
Due to this, and if we are honest, we all still carry a lot of very un-Scriptural baggage that governs our looking for a mate. Messages like this and our purging out of this leaven from our lives and heart will do much for not only those of us blessed to get married, but for the church as a whole and the next generation that follows our example.
Alyssa Colby (5/22/2010)
Great Sermon! A helpful word to young people! Amnon's 'love' for Tamar is a striking parallel to the lustful love promoted in the world. Pastor Chantry warns against such selfish dreams and points out that true love involves a sincere knowledge of the beloved and a desire to give up one's self for them.