“The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.” – 1 Corinthians 7:3
The “S” Word by Jimi Merrell
Universal struggle: not buying into the world’s view of sex
Jesus seen as the Designer of Gifts
The “S” word (sex) is a gift granted by God to be enjoyed by husband and wife. But today’s world says to have sex with whomever you want and for whatever reason you desire, giving no credence to God’s special designation.
T.V. would have us believe that we are “prudish” if we are not involved in casual sex with acquaintances or strangers. Movies tell us that sex is a tool to manipulate others and even to use as a method for revenge. Good Christians have bought into the lies of the media and have stepped outside of God’s design for sex, only to find themselves drowning in guilt, shame and remorse (but there is forgiveness! 1 John 1:9).
While sexual impurity may seem more prevalent today than in the past, the early Christians were not immune to its temptation. In Paul’s response to a young Corinthian Church regarding God’s rules about sex, he makes it clear that sexual immorality is intolerable, and physical relations are designed to take place between husband and wife. Each that enters into the covenant of marriage is encouraged to share themselves freely with their spouse, and not to withhold physical intimacy unless a mutual agreement has been made to seek God during a designated season of prayer.
Husbands and wives, share with each other freely, enjoy this special gift that God has given you!
PRAYER FOR MY READERS
Father, I pray you would strengthen intimacy in marriages and that your designations for sex would be honored and followed, regardless of what the world portrays.
Have an honest discussion with your spouse to evaluate where you both are in regards to fulfillment in this area.