The Beauty of Sex: GOD’S Design
Sex is a beautiful thing. It was created for one man and one woman to know each other in a way no one else does. It’s like the secret only you and your best friend hold. Something you can look at each other with a knowing smile, a memory to cherish, and something to reflect on during those quiet moments of your day. When God created sex, He had two ideas in mind. The first one was to be a part of creating and creation. The next was for true pleasure that can only be found in a committed, trusting, and safe place in the arms of the ONE you love.
Now, let’s take a look at God’s creation, “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27). He made man and woman so they could fit the way puzzle pieces fit together (just two pieces without any other way to connect with another piece…just to clarify…loll). Each having their own identity or make and then coming together to become ONE complete piece. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). His design for sex was built on how he created us and the number ONE.
Now that we understand where sex began, let’s take a look at how we can protect God’s design and view it the way it was meant to be.
1) One– God says multiple times “one”. He intended sex to be with only ONE person because otherwise it loses it’s meaning and becomes distorted. “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband” (1 Cor. 7:1-2). “His own” meaning one person. “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” (Song of Solo. 6:3). What a gift!
2) Committed– In the scripture God uses the words husband and wife. Sex was designed for and is protected under the covenant or contract of marriage. Have you ever been cheated on? If you have or know someone who has, then you would understand why it’s important for this to be shared with only one person. There is a sense of betrayal when you have pre-marital sex and then the relationship is broken up. Protect yourself.
3) Pure– Purity continues on through marriage. “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous” (Heb. 13:4) The world wants to corrupt the marriage bed by adding other partners either electronically (pornography) or physically present (switching partners or orgies). Remain sexually pure before and after marriage!
Sex is a beautiful thing. It was made for intimacy, connection, and fun. This is why when the relationships don’t last and you continue to have multiple partners you begin to feel unstable, angry, frustrated, you stop trusting, and the beauty of love and sex are lost to your emotions. However, there is good news for those that may have already dabbled in sex. When we accept Christ into our lives, we are able to become new once again. We can leave the past where it is and prepare/hope for a better future. Take His Word for it:
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Cor. 5:17).
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come” (Prov. 31:25).
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