I saw this post over at Dustin W. Stout’s site. It was so good that I wanted to share a little of it over here. (By the way, the reason why I share so many posts from other writers is not only because they are good…but because it spreads the word about other awesome sites to follow!)
Dustin goes on to say:
Sex is everywhere. We live in a society that is shamelessly embracing it on an increasing level. It’s all over the television, billboards, magazines, music, and the internet. Our world is not just selling it anymore, it’s giving it away. Every day it becomes less of a big deal. This is why we must go to battle.
The world tells us, “It’s not a big deal, it’s just sex.” The world convinces us that “everybody’s doing it.” The world tells us that it’s fun and as long as you’re ‘safe’, it’s okay.
God created sex as a beautiful pure shameless secure display of trust and intimacy between a husband and wife. He created it for the context of MARRIAGE.
Sexual impurity is a direct violation of what God created us for. When taken outside of marriage it creates feelings of shame, insecurity, and feeling cheap. The worst part is that you’re not only hurting yourself, but the other person as well.
“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.” 1 Corinthians 6:18 NIV
“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” Hebrews 13:4 NIV
“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.” Ephesians 5:3 NIV
The point is, we have a battle to fight.
God only gives us boundaries to keep us from harm. He wants what’s best for us. He wants us to live a life full of purpose and fulfillment. Satan, on the other hand, seeks only to steal, kill, and destroy us (John 10:10). So we must go to battle. The only way we have a chance at winning the daily battle of trying to not be seduced and led astray by this world is to put on our armor.
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:10 NIV
Being sexually impure is like being in the heat of battle and removing your breastplate.
Dustin is right on in his points! It is important to set up boundaries in your sexual purity. If you dont have any…well, you are wide-open to Satan’s attacks!
If you want to check out the rest of this post, please go here.
- Question: What are you doing to protect yourself from Satan’s attacks on your sexual purity? Let’s get some discussion going on this one!