We really like Jesus. When we are in worship there is a feeling of wonderful emotion. He is such a good friend and we enjoy spending time with Him here and there throughout our week.
We really like the world. There is so much that we delight in and indulge in. There are endless ways to divert our attention, great things to see and do. Sure, our friend, Jesus, isn’t a fan of all our interests but it isn’t like we don’t spend time with Him too. We are dating Jesus and the world. We haven’t made a real, solid, for-life commitment to Him alone quite yet.
Dating means I get to try on options. Sometimes those options are amazing and some not so much but commitment would just limit what I can experience and lock me into one way of being and one person to be with. There are still wild oats to sow. And, after all, we do have eternity with Him coming.
We are the bride, but not today. I mean He hasn’t come for us yet so there is still time to date the world while we wait. When we see Him coming THEN it will be time to cut our losses and focus fully on Him. Right?