This is a hard saying in today’s world. Sexual immorality is so rampant and public that few people believe it to be immoral! People no longer think of sexual behavior outside of marriage as wrong and, in fact, have no problem with going from one person to another quite publicly, broadcasting their behavior on social media and if you’re famous enough, on twitter, on TV, in magazines, etc. What happened to “Thou shalt not commit adultery?” I guess I’m old fashioned. I’m not about to condemn anyone who truly loves another and is faithful to them regardless of marriage, but I don’t understand and cannot condone random sexual encounters that are not based on love but lust, have no desire for permanency but are literally just to satisfy a sexual itch.
Sorry if I offend anyone, but if we believe that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit to be kept holy, how can we treat them as what – toys, prizes? I’m aware that women have often been treated as sexual objects rather than human beings, but men have also been treated badly and often have been given expectations that are false. Men and women are all created in the same image of God with the same free will and with the same purpose, to be the face of God in the world. And our God is not like the promiscuous gods of the Romans, the Greeks, the Egyptians or any other culture. For our God is one of unconditional Love, and as God Loves us, He expects us to love others and that does not mean using another for pleasure. I hope that someday, we will cease to promote immorality and be more concerned with our immortality.
And we pray:
LORD, we have come so far from who we were Created to be. Help us return to You and live Your commandments with a renewed respect for the bodies You have given us. Amen