About Last Night

Warning:  If youImage have not seen Kevin Hart’s new movie “About Last Night”  you may not want to read this yet.

Okay, so my husband and I went to see About Last Night for Valentine’s Day.  I must admit that I was a little disappointed.  It was supposed to be a romantic comedy, right?  Kevin Hart as always delivered on the comedy, but the romance part left much to be desired.  Maybe it’s just me, but I hardly find hooking up with a guy you just met (literally hours ago) romantic, nor do I find it romantic to build a relationship and a life together around sex.  I realize that that is what the world has come to.  I realize that sex sells.  I totally get that.  But I can’t neglect to call a spade a spade.  It’s packaged as romance, but it is simply perversion and deception.

What concerns me most is that many of my brothers and sisters in Christ are being deceived into thinking that such behaviors are acceptable and even desirable to get them the love they want. What I wished the movie would have warned in the opening credits was “Please don’t try this at home.  This is only for entertainment purposes and should not be considered reality in any way, shape or form because it will not work for you!”  The lie that satan would have you to believe is that it will work, but this is NOT God’s will for his children.  The only way that you will know that though is by knowing His Word, which is His Will.  It’s like those little highlighter pens that businesses use to identify counterfeit money.  Give it a swipe and it will reveal whether that dollar is the real deal or not.  In any situation you encounter, the Word of God (if known and practiced by you) will reveal the lies and deception of satan, leaving your heart in tact.  Who wants a damaged heart anyway?

The Holy Spirit was given to us to bring all things back to our remembrance, but the funny thing about remembering is you have to have already experienced or been taught something before you can recall it.  So give Him a Word bank to draw from that will help you in those vulnerable times when you’re tempted to try the world’s way.  How does one do that?  For starters, stop spending every free moment you have filling your mind with lies (ie. watching God dishonoring shows and movies and talking to negative, faithless people) and spend more time filling it with Truth–the way, the truth, and the life Himself in the form of Jesus Christ.  I’m not suggesting that you stop watching television or cut off all your friends.  I’m simply suggesting that you increase your Word intake, which will most likely result in watching less television and less time engaging in idle conversation.  Your mate or future mate will be grateful that you are interested in building a relationship based on the right things because you have a relationship with the One who is right(eous).

As always… I’m not judgin’.  I’m just sayin’.  If you’ve seen the movie tell me your thoughts on the matter.