To the Bedroom!
"Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body” (1 Corinthians 6:18, NIV).
"What is pure sex?"
And we're back! It's Amanda Jeanne writing once again on the topic of purity. Have you ever questioned, "What is pure sex?" Well, I have, and I'd like to share with you my thoughts.
God put this boundary in place: one man and one woman married until death do they part. God commands this gift of sex to be unwrapped only within the confines of marriage. This man and woman, who have committed to satisfying one another’s desire for pleasure in a monogamous relationship, vow a lifetime of mutually serving one another. Hebrews 13:4, “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous” (ESV, emphases mine).
Notice, the marriage bed can be defiled, but having sex isn’t what defiles it.
First Corinthians 7:4-5 states, “For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise, the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control” (ESV, emphases mine).
Did you catch that? A husband and wife promise to submit their bodies to one another, serving one another, increasing pleasure for other another, and enjoying the wonderful gift of sex God has given them. And through their healthy sexual relationship in their marriage, God gets all the glory.
If you are single, hold on, there is a reward physically, emotionally, and spiritually for those who wait - and statistics back that up!
So, what if your marriage bed has been defiled by lust, pornography, previous sexual partners, or wrongful intentions? God has forgiveness and redemption in store for you! He can turn your marriage around, give you a fresh start, and make your marriage beautiful for His glory.