STRANGE FIRE ON THE ALTAR OF RELATIONSHIP
As you travel along the path of relationship, at one time or another , you would have been shocked to have received an insult or worst still, a heartbreak where you expected some appraisal for a good deed. And until now, you still wonder, "But I never meant to get that. Or do I deserve that?"
"And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took each of them his censer, and put fire in it, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which He commanded them not." (Leviticus 10:1).
If one is opportuned to ask the two "strange fire" merchants, they'll say they never thought God would kill them. That is the same way you never expected your partner to have dished out those hatred-filled kinda surprise. "Sorry, ehn"
Everything in life has altar and that of relationship is one that needs nothing but rightly mixed incense and brilliantly burning fire on it, with a heart of perfection, if we want the love-burning to last.
What was wrong with those guys?, you'll say. Some would say, but fire is fire. Yes, just that this particular one is strange. Even if it's of the right ingredient as it were, then the timing was not right.
There are so many things we do in relationship that we think are right. Sometimes, out of supposedly love for our partner, we choose to play it out but alas, our heartbreak grows as grass!
Then you must have read that, "There is time for everything..."
IN EXPRESSING TRUE LOVE, CONSIDER THESE:
Who is my partner?
What does he/she really need?
How does He/she really wants it?
When does he/she want it?
How much of it should I give?
Then, with a right heart, express them, Considering Heb 13:4.
Let me add this
You sure know that those guys have the EXPERIENCE of presenting incense before God. That's the same thing you've read in books right? That you should do so and so things to keep the fire burning. But you never know it takes the right mixture, timing, presentation and right heart to burn such.
Let God guide your relationship, friend.
WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM THIS?
By Adegoke Olalekan Adebumiti