This is a guest post by the creative and fun blogger, Dainty M. I think it’s awesome how boldly she wrote on such a complicated topic. I hope you all enjoy!
So this a topic most people shy away from, especially me. I’m a conservative, and I can come up with a thousand other topics to write about before this one. But this remains a core part of every young adult’s life, and God has led me to write on it. I’m no pro when it comes to stuff like this, but I believe in His guidance.
So yes, young adults are said to be sexually active. Generally, youths are hot blooded, so it’s no surprise we are active in almost everything. This post is particularly geared at becoming Godly young people. A lot of youths struggle with the issue of sexual immorality. For some it’s a temptation while for others, there’s no conviction for sexual abstinence at all.
Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 Corinthians 6:18-20)
You Don’t Own Yourself.
Okay, M…last time I checked, no one else owned me.
Wrong! God bought you with His blood. You belong to Him. Your body houses the Holy Spirit inside you. The Bible says your body is a temple. That makes it so sacred. It’s meant to be holy and acceptable to God at all times, fit for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. So before you go around having sex outside of marriage, remember this.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12:1).
Sex Outside of Marriage is Sin.
That’s the hard truth, but the truth sets us free. 1 Corinthians says every other sin one does is outside the body, but sexual sin is against one’s own body. That’s like an armor tank shooting everything outside and then shooting itself. Simply put, you’d be shooting yourself in the foot if you get entangled in sexual immortality.
You are not as strong as you think.
Believe me, I know this. Personally, I paraded in the cloak of being invincible when it comes to sexual immorality… until I fell face down. And that’s when God got my attention and explained what flee actually means.
You can’t negotiate clearly when sex is on the table. No wise decision has been made in the sexual ‘heat of the moment’. Why do you think people say ‘it was a mistake?’ That’s because it happens so fast. Suddenly, your fast working brain shuts down and logic is thrown right out the window. That’s why the Bible says ‘Flee!’ To flee is to run away from a place or situation of danger. No waiting to talk or negotiate–run away!
Sex is a Blessing
I’ll admit it, I’ve been of the school of thought that sex is bad. But that’s a misconception. Sex, in the right context of marriage, is a beautiful gift from God. Paul admonished:
It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. (1 Corinthians 7:1-2)
I know some of us may have gotten mixed up with sexual immorality already, but these truths will help you as you move forward. And hey, if you are still struggling with this sin right now, I implore that you repent.
It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve done it or with who–you can still be redeemed. God loves you but hates the sin. He loves you so much that He wants you to return to Him in repentance. That’s the best deal there is dear.
Check this out:
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:15-16)
Thank God we have an advocate who gets us. He knows what it means to be weighed down by the flesh, but He was able to live above sin and so can we!
Repent, and enter boldly to the throne of grace and obtain the mercy and grace to help you overcome sexual immorality.
I hope you like this post! For more writing by Dainty M, check out her blog here.
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