No... None of this... Seriously, I'm not gonna write something "cheesy"
Let us see a story... once upon a time...
One can not make an excuse of their own sin after having a built-in conscience or even a knowledge of the Truth... If one would know the Truth about God's statues and commandments, that would be even worst... Sin will bring fruit towards consequences that are sometimes irreversible. In fact... After Amnon's crime... He was murdered... And if one would study the Bible in the same context, one would notice the reason of such sin to be birthed in the first place was rooted in a sinful act... Which snowballed to bad situations, worse and worse and worst situations to be in fact.
How should one differentiate between Lust and Love?
- Love is patient (suffers long)... Amnon wasn't even close to patient... He didn't want to wait for the 'marriage' he just wanted to fulfill his lustful desires.
- Love is kind... Amnon,,, wasn't kind... simple
- Love does not behave rudely... What Amnon did was not only just rude... He forced Tamar...
- Love does not seek its own, Amnon... seriously did not weigh on what the other person wanted, Tamar has mentioned about marriage that Kind David would not disagree on such matrimony... Amnon on the other hand sought for his own way of doing things... He was burning in lust... not love
- Love... thinks no evil... What Amnon did was evil and wicked. It as wrong... it was sin.
There is always hope in Christ, God is able to help someone who is willing to surrender to Him and repent of any lust that would bring harm to others or even themselves.
One must be born again, one must be saved... one must received The Holy Spirit Whom was given to us... to be able to have that capacity of Love... To the hopeful do not be weary, because...
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
The Words of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Book of Luke Chapter 11, verse 13.
To those who are willing to repent and turn away from their sins, and put their trust unto Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior... Being submitted unto His Lordship and Authority, hence being under His Protection AND Blessing... of Peace and Joy... Having that assurance that Heaven is your home... grafted into the Children of God, having the Spirit within to be able to call God "Abba"... Unto Him be the Glory... There is hope in The Lord Jesus Christ.
Let not your heart be harden towards The Word of God being burned in your own sinful lust... The Bible says, flee from youthful lust! I would rather offend you reader and tell you that the lust that drives you to commit fornication or adultery being confused between what is lust and what is love... that sin will be judged if it goes without repentance... God is willing to forgive you of your sins and wash you clean if you were to humble yourself... resist from hardening your own heart towards His calling towards repentance AND accepting Jesus into your heart, into your life into your very being that resonates your heart.
God is not impressed with excuses that one can not let go of lustful emotions or feeling, continuing in transgression and offending The Lord. God is not impressed with you making 'so-called-love' to be more powerful and 'feeling-right' more than the TRUTH written in His Commandments, His Word, The Holy Bible. He has prepared a rescue plan for you, to save you from your sins. It's not your fault that you were born in such a messed up world... But it would be your fault if you resist to accept the fact that you indeed need a Savior... to break away from the chains of sin. You need The Lord Jesus Christ. You need to get your soul saved from the coming Judgement.
To my brethren, let us finish the race together. Amen.