Somewhere the message of purity has been diluted to one simple point… DON’T HAVE SEX UNTIL YOU’RE MARRIED.
And as true as that one statement may be, it’s pointed at one particular act and devoid of several truths. We love to ignore what’s not said because we can justify doing everything BUT that one thing. We shame those trapped in sexual sin or caught in its snares, but we secretly hold on to our private indulgences thinking they’ll never land us in the same (or worse) situations.
What about the M-word?
What about toys?
What about those sites those late night incognito web searches?
What about conversations that are impure?
Our thoughts and fantasies?
What about the things we agree to do in private that take us riiiiight up to that line?
What about the married man or woman that is being entertained in flirtatious conversations?
What about our rushing to the altar praying for a spouse so we can LEGALLY, but selfishly have sex?
What about the things we say, wear, do, and the pictures we take that entice others to view us sexually?
What about the shows we watch and songs we listen to that ignite those passions in us?
What about ANY of these things are pleasing to the Lord?
It’s not about how close you can get to the act without sinning, but how far you can stay away.
Read Psalm 24.
- Father, give me a pure heart that I may enjoy true intimacy with You.
- Help me to take on YOUR righteousness and keep me from falling.
- Show me who I can trust as an accountability partner, and give me the boldness to reach out to them.