Every sexual act or relationship produces something – if it is done right and in God’s plan – the results are amazing. But if sex is not used as God designed it … there is a product … and it’s not a good one!
Alarming results of non-godly sex …
- 1.3 million new cases of gonorrhea occur annually; strains of gonorrhea have developed that are resistant to penicillin.
- It’s estimated that every year from 60,000 to 100,000 young American women are made sterile by the HIV virus, gonorrhea, or chlamydia: most are unaware that they have the disease.
- The infection rate for chlamydia is highest among girls 15 to 19.
- As many as a third of sexually active teenagers have genital warts.
The great problem of sex outside of God’s plan is that it takes something created to be holy and desecrates it. Sex can’t be separated from God’s order of creation, and when we try to pretend otherwise, we’re trying to make God go away so we can re-order creation to suit our own lusts or other emotional desires. But when we practice Godmade sexuality we experience all of the benefits from a life that honors God in every area … even the area of sex.
In Genesis after God finished all of his creation … he looked back on it and said, “It was very good.” Including in that “very good” was human sexuality. But something happened. Sin. And when sin was introduced bad things were also introduced. The Fall of Man brought changes to God’s plan … and that’s what we are dealing with here today. But I have great news for all of us … today we have REDEMPTION through the Blood of Jesus Christ – that was shed for our forgiveness.
Today we can REDEEM sex!!!
Single? Be patient in the process. Wait for the person God sets apart as your spouse.
Married? The grass is not greener on the other side, it is dead! Stay in your own backyard. Love your spouse.
Single-Again? God can redeem any person or situation. Don’t rush to fill a void. Pray for God’s direction.
Sex is more than something you do. It is something you are.