God’s Purpose for Sex

I Thessalonians 4:1-8 - Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; 2 for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. 7 For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. 8 Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.

The Lord created romance, yet it had to be spiritually addressed
So, He gave us a natural affection for a deep connection through sex

Certainly, sex is an important component designed for marriage
An intimate expression with an attached purpose and covenant carried

Sex declares and reminds us of our spiritual obligation
An expression of love that affirms marriages with continual participation

Sex adds to a relationship by revealing oneself in an authentic fashion
An experience that shares secrets through romantic ties beyond passion

An exclusive bond meant for only those who are married
Sexual activity outside of this union can be blinding and scary

Holy matrimony is set apart
It’s mandated with a commitment to maintain a godly walk

Sex is not meant for obscene practices, promiscuous behaviors, or worldly popularity
The will of God says we are sanctified while abstaining from sexual sin and immorality

Therefore, sex aligns with the Lord’s purpose for spousal security
A calling for believers to experience a moral relationship with purity

Prayer:  Lord, the gift of sex has been misused and abused. Forgive us for not honoring its purpose and meaning. This covenant is beyond a physical expression, an emotional uproar, or a night of passion. Give us the appropriate approach towards sex, Father. Share the spiritual implications that ties to the covenant through sex. Please, remind us of the value of sex within our marriages. Remove the immoral inquiries that haunt us, Father. Thank You for the Word that combats against the false impressions of sex. We will be careful to give You the honor and praise on what’s accomplished. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen!

(by Glenny Z. Moore)






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