Biblical Sexuality | 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
In the movie Vanilla Sky a couple has been sleeping together and now the guy wants out of the relationship. He’s ready to move on to a new partner. The woman is hurt and angry. In her response she makes a great theological statement. She says to her boyfriend, “Don’t you know that when you sleep with someone your body makes a promise whether you do or not.”
Sex is physical. It is something we do with our bodies, the bodies that God graciously gave us to serve him. Our bodies are a special gift from God. Believers have been bought from sin’s slavery by the death of Jesus. We were bought with a price. We must honor God with our bodies.
We must teach our children that sex is more than just a physical act. It is a powerful emotional experience reserved for a husband and wife. Sexual intimacy outside of marriage is outside of God’s plan. It is a sin against our bodies. Sex makes a promise whether you do or not.
Father, help us teach our children well. Help us to prepare them for the barrage of unhealthy sexual messages that surround them. Help them, Lord, to flee immorality and honor you with their bodies. In Jesus’ name. Amen.