Day 5 - LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
Proverbs 5:15-17 Drink water from your own well— share your love only with your wife. Why spill the water of your springs in the streets, having sex with just anyone? You should reserve it for yourselves not share it with strangers.
When I was a kid I had to go to speech class because apparently I had trouble with pronouncing certain words, especially anything with an “s” or an “sh”. I don’t remember too much about those classes expect that we got to play a lot of Go Fish and for the life of me I couldn’t pronounce the world “uncomfortable”. To this day I still have no idea why that word was so stinking hard for me. Say it with me, “Un-Com-For-Table.”
Obviously I’m not here to teach a speech lesson. But there’s an interesting correlation here. I had trouble physically saying the word “uncomfortable” but we all tend to struggle putting words around subjects we are “uncomfortable” with? The same way I struggled with the word, we struggle with the conversations.
One of those topics we struggle forming words around the subject of sex. I’ve often wondered why we are so hush about a subject that impacts every one of our lives so drastically and one that God is clearly not silent about. So let’s talk about this “uncomfortable” subject for a second.
One of the things I want us to realize it that God is not silent about sex. He is actually pretty vocal about it. And maybe this is a news flash but the devil didn’t invent sex, God did! Adam and Eve were created naked and then told to “be fruitful and multiply.” I don’t need to explain that do I? Like I heard one guy say, “He’s got the patent on the wall in His office.”
Here are a few things about sex I think we need to wrap our minds around:
Sex is pure. Since our perfectly pure God created it, we can conclude that when sex is pure when enjoyed according to His plan.
Sex is virtuous. It is far from being a dirty, hush hush, or a taboo subject. A married couple should privately enjoy and celebrate a healthy sex life.
Sex is sacred. It is given by God with very clear boundaries and when expressed within those boundaries is a form of worship back to Him.
Sex has boundaries. Those boundaries are not in place to limit you but to protect you. Sex is to be expressed between one man and one woman in the context of marriage.
God has a plan for your sex life. Why would God have a plan for every other area of your life but leave this one out? The answer is, He didn’t.
Here’s my point. Sex originated with God and He knows more about it than we will ever know. Like every other area of our lives, we are called to trust Him with our sex lives. When we refuse to follow His plan for sex, it may be enjoyable but it will ultimately bring a lot of heartache and pain. But if we will trust Him by following His plan, sex can be one of the most enjoyable and life-giving blessings on the planet. It doesn’t have to be an “uncomfortable” subject.
Father, I want to thank you for you loving and caring for every single area of my life. You not only care but have formulated a plan for each area, including my sex life. Right now, in this moment, I choose to trust you and your plan with my sex life and sex drive. I trust your plan is best and I’ll follow Your Word. Forgive me for sexual sins and wrong thinking. Renew my mind today according to Your Word!