Study Text: 1Corinthian6:13-20;1Thessalonians 4:3.
1 Corinthians 6:13 Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. 6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 6:16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
While sexual purity is a deliberate choice to refrain from sexual activities outside marriage, sexual impurity is both a conscious and unconscious acts in sexual activities by an individual who is easily overtaken by sexual urge.
- Such sexual activities as listed in my previous article on sexualityincludes; masturbation
- oral, vaginal, and anal sex
- rubbing your bodies together in romance
- bestiality etc.
Sexual impurity involves one’s inability to control their hearts and mind away from sexual thoughts.
WHY DO PEOPLE GIVE IN TO SEXUAL IMPURITY?
No one indulges in sexual impurity on the ignorance of its attendant consequences and the fact that it’s frowned at by God. Every sexual activities outside marriage is an act of disobedience to God, disobedience to ones conscience, disobedience to ones body and disobedience to the mind or heart.
Otherwise, why would one go against the will of God?. People give in against the leading of their conscience because of some certain factors as explained below:
1. LOW SELF-ESTEEM
Many persons involve in sexual activities as a way to appear enlightened, to show that they belong or that they know what’s up. So as not to be seen by others or even their said partner, that they are not schooled. Such persons erroneously believe that they get better ratings among their said partner, get more respected and are loved more dearly when they give in.
Some were told that sex strengthens the bond of love in friendship.
3. STOLEN WATERS
STOLEN waters is sweet, no doubts.
So we read in Proverb 9:17
What this mean is that sex outside marriage is quite sweet perhaps same way it is with sex on marriage. People indulge into sexual activities because it sweets their body.
However, God Himself is the one that institute sex. But His plan for sex is restricted for the married.
More….Why do people sin
DANGERS OF SEXUAL IMPURITY
Against the erroneous thinking that when you give in to peer pressure you prove to be enlightened, albeit; this is not near the truth. The truth is that:
Giving in brings about the loss of the respects one command a from another
It brings downgrading
It breeds disregards
In most cases, when a man succeeds with sleeping with a lady, the value of that lady for him diminishes.
A man can have sex with every idiot, without any emotional attachment. Sex with a woman does not mean love for him in the long run. A man and women as well, will respect you more when you say no to premarital sex.
Sexual impurity also have dangers physically. Sexual impurities predisposes one to sexually transmitted diseases;
- Genital herpes
Spiritually, the dangers of sexual impurity is even more dangerous. The Bible explained in the bible book of 1 Corinthians 6:16, that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. Meaning that sexual intercourse breeds soul tie. The implications of this is that you become one with whoever you have sexual activities with. Thus, sharing in their spiritual problems and experiences; including their bandages.
Besides this, sexual impurity also have the following spiritual consequences:
BLASPHEMY: by indulging in sexual activities outside marriage, you blasphemy the name of the Lord as a Child of God; 2 Samuel 12:14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.
BAD EXAMPLE: You give bad example to the younger generation who are looking up to you. And God hates this so much: Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
DISPLEASES GOD: people who are bond in sexual impurities give pleasure to the devil. Because the devils Vision is to destroy and to kill all the good things that’s God instituted. John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
DOMINIC OPPRESSION: like we read in 1Corinthians 6:16, any one bond in sexual impurities shares in the satanic chains of their various partners.
BREEDS DISATISFACTION IN THE MARRITAL BED: this is important too, people who indulge in sexual impurities build an archives of sexual experience and satisfying knowledge or skills. When one enters marriage with such old knowledge, it becomes difficult for such person to be satisfied by their partner especially when they get married to an innocent person who is somewhat armature in sexual activities; say a virgin.
Consequently, such person in sexual impurities brings in comparison and so we hear words like-he or she is not good in bed…
HOW TO MAINTAIN SEXUAL PURITY
1. BY CONSCIOUSLY PURPOSING IT IN YOUR HEART:
Job 31:1 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
Make covenant with your eyes, your body,your mind, your heart, your life… Always pray to God to help you keep your body pure.
2. SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM IMPURE SETTINGS:
Proverbs 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 4:15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
Avoid the corridor of impurity; bad influence, worldly friends, loose friends, immoral friends… Standout every where you find yourself while identifying consciously with people of like passion.
3. CONTINUALLY RENEW YOUR MIND WITH THE WORD OF GOD:
Proverbs 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
Romans 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
4. PRAY WITHOUT CEASING:
When we pray , we are more positioned to overcome the fiery darts of the devil.
BENEFITS OF SEXUAL PURITY
It releases you to have pure relationship with God.
It frees you from distracting guilt
There will be no emotional scar
It leaves no guilt, no pain after an unsuccessful dating relationship is truncated.
It helps to reduce fears and anxiety. Partners who involve in premarital sex before they marry often have difficulty with trusting each other.
So, what do we answer?
Who is truly free from sexual impurities?
You could comment your opinion in the comment box.
I would say is anyone who is not bound by the chains of sexual activities.