Hey everyone. I hope all of you are having a great day and are growing closer to Christ as you live.
So in the time that I’ve been a part time youth pastor and when I was in the National guard, I’ve come across a lot of different people. Some completely broken, some barely holding on and others doing well for the most part. For those that are broken and barely holding on, what’s the reason?
“Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served something created instead of the Creator, who is praised forever. Amen.”
Romans 1:24-25Hcsb Bible
The obvious answer is sin, but let’s be more specific shall we. One of the many reasons why people might be broken is because of sexual immortality. I don’t mean just homosexuality, but also transgenderism, rape, sex before marriage, porn addiction, and whatever else you can put under the umbrella of sexually immoral things. In the Bible it talks about the purity of sex and the great thing that it is, so why would it be a bad thing?
I mean this verse it talks about how sexual immorality brings about the degrading of our bodies. When reading this, I’m imaging my truck out in nature and starting to rust and get water in areas that it doesn’t need to be. The damage doesn’t happen immediately in this case but rather slowly over time, the more water(sexual immorality) that affects the truck, the more damage that it causes. Though water can be a great thing that brings life and joy just like sex can, when put in the wrong situations it can bring about great damage.
The same way water can revitalize you, sex can bring you closer in intimacy with your wife/husband. But also the same way water can drown you or rust out the truck to where it can’t run well, sex outside of the marriage bed can destroy your psyche and even bring physical damages.
The reason why sex before/outside marriage or homosexual marriage is wrong, is because it is first and foremost against what God intended. Also sex brings you closer to the person you’re having sex with and makes a connection that can’t be explained too much. And when y’all break up, it’s like a small divorce and we all know how terrible divorces can get.
After having a breakup with someone that You were sexual active with, its a lot harder to move on and you may become jaded rather easily to the world. This then changes your personality and can cause more problems for you in the future.
Also sex outside of marriage can open you up to the possibility of getting STDs. These are physically terrible things that could have been avoided had we all kept with the way God views marriage. Yes I know that you can get it without sex, but the vast majority of victims are those are sexuality active outside of Gods plan.
Not saying that you can’t still do great things with your life, but after being broken, it’s a lot harder. Even though the truck can still keep going, it’s not nearly as efficient. So we have to ask ourselves, are we whole? Have we rejected God in order to fulfill our sinful sexual desires outside of the marriage bed?
If you aren’t whole, that’s ok because you can still ask for forgiveness and come to Jesus Christ. He can help heal you and bring you closer to what his ideal life for you is. You can still do great things, but we first need to acknowledge the sins that we’ve committed and repent of them. Especially sexual sins.
If anyone wants to talk or has a disagreement, comment below and I’ll respond when I can.
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