"Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures"
Image taken at Kariba Lake, Zambia
What if you were given a million dollar gift on your 7th birthday? That money should be used until you reach your 18th birthday. You can use the money to whatever you want to use it. The money is freely given to you on that birthday. You were entrusted to have it early and not to spend it until the right time comes.
While waiting, you got tired and impatient. Since you have the money already, you decided to spend it, after all, you will be spending it anyway right? why not spend it now?
Your 18th birthday came. No one showed up, no one even remembered that special day of yours. You’re all messed up. You remember those years when you have a lot of friends travelling, shopping, drinking and partying with you, now, you have nothing, not even a single centavo. You regret the things that you’ve done. You should have not spent that gift early. It actually didn’t make you happy, it just gave you fake friends, fake happiness, fake life, you gave it all the way but now, you can’t give something any more, because it’s all gone and spent.
The money that is mentioned on that story symbolizes sex. It is given freely to us since the day we’re born. God entrusted us to keep that gift until marriage, only reserved to someone special who deserves it. If we spend that gift to someone who’s not worthy of it, the value gets lessen. Everytime we use and spend it, we lose it over and over again.
“As a Christ follower, I could honestly say that sex (copulation) is a sacred blessing given to married couples. An engagement to such stands as a covenant in order for sons and daughters to multiply – more people means more souls to be reached out, more worshippers, more witnesses for Christ, more Christ disciples. Sex is so sacred that if placed out of context and out of God’s grace, can be so harmful as it will compromise the promise of God to us in having an everlasting life.“
“But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.” -1 Corinthians 7:2
Let us be reminded that sex is only given to married couples. Sex outside marriage is a disrespect to yourself, to your partner [or future partner] and to God. Make yourself pure from sexual immorality [like pornography, polygamy and same-sex activities], Honor your body for it is a temple of the Holy spirit.
“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;” -1 Thessalonian 4: 3-5
“Sex can never be equated to pornography because in the first place it is not how God designed it – a total distortion of a beautiful creation of God. Sex is sacred for two people become one through a covenant they made to God; a communion, a commitment to be faithful to one another. It is extremely opposite the way it should be in pornography – a deception that will lead you to degrade a woman because of just sexual selfish desires.”
Let us flee ourselves from sexual immorality by choosing God’s light everyday, and that is His word. Let us enjoy sex that’s inside marriage. Sex is a gift that should not be opened at the wrong time and wrong motives. Just like wine, the more we wait for it, the more it will taste good.