A Broader Perspective

If we lose our voice, we will only hear His speak louder

As Christians we know that God asks us to save our bodies for our spouses. But why is this so important? When the rest of the world is doing it, and so many “safety options” have been created, why are we asked to refrain from learning intimacy before marriage like the rest of the world? Well first of all, we need to get that lie out of our minds. The rest of the world is not having sex before marriage. In fact, research shows that 43% of people are engaging in sex before marriage. That number is too high, but that is still less than half the population! Satan is LYING to us. He wants us to sway, to over think and contemplate all of what sex has to offer us. Now, I’m not saying that sex is bad. It’s amazing, and is to be cherished as a great and precious gift. What I am saying though, is that we (as believers) make up the body of Christ, and if we believe in what God says, then we should trust that His ways outdo the ways of the world. Wouldn’t you agree?

Satan knows that sex is beautiful. He knows that it was created as a representation of Christ and His church (the church being His bride). He knows that God blesses those who obey Him. He knows that sexual sin produces all sorts of evil; examples: STD’s, shame, guilt, condemnation, fear, pain, distrust, and anger.

Let me put this into perspective (Especially for the ladies).
Two men who have had several partners are asked, “will you marry?”
They respond with a shrugged “whatever.”
Then they are asked again,“But really though… will you ever get married?”
They think for a moment and respond confidently, “Yeah maybe, but not to any of the girls I’ve been with. I want my wife to be pure.”

Are you kidding me?? Why would a man who has been with several women desire a wife who is pure? Because everyone at the core of who they are desires what is good, and pure and lovely. God tells us in the book of Romans that His ways are written on our hearts.

“They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while the conscience bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them.” Romans 2:15

No wonder the majority of mankind describes what is good and bad in correspondence with The Word of God. Entertain that fact for a moment. We all know that lying produces nothing good, right? That cheating only leads to other destructive behavior? We all know that murder is wrong. That idolatry produces confusion. Similarly, sex outside of marriage has natural and unarguable consequences. Evil says, don’t you see what you are missing?

I could go on and on about the reasons to save yourself for marriage, like so many others before me. I didn’t save myself for marriage, and many women I’ve spoken with haven’t saved themselves either. When I met God He offered me a different hand then the one I had taken in my past. Hooray for grace! He offered me His guidance and I accepted it. Now I’m learning all of what His way means. What makes His way better? What makes it desirable? What makes it good?

Evil says, why wait? don’t you see what you are missing?
Look around at what sexual sin has done to the world.

I’ve learned a lot, but there is still one question that stands out among all the rest, and I’ll leave you with that same question.

Think deeply about this.
Don’t stop at your first, second or third thought.
If you wait until marriage to experience intimacy with your partner, what are you missing?

Nothing. You are missing nothing.

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