Day 1: Introduction
Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
It seems like so much of the world we live in resolves around that one word. Christians want to enjoy it as much as sinners. Old as well as young. Females as much as males.
And you know what, everyone feels like they have their own right to sex to do what they want and how they want. A day doesn’t pass without some news of infidelity between committed partners, LGBT advocating for same sex rights, child sexual abuse, or other ways that the sex craze has gone outside of Biblical principles.
So how did something that God created good become so bad for society? Amid all of this mayhem, how can Christians hold on to the true principles of the Word of God regarding sex? Can youths today think about sex safely without sin and lust taking over? These are all worthwhile questions for which the answers can be found in the Word of God.
God created humans as sexual beings – yes “male and female created he them.” In fact, one of the first commandments ever given to mankind was, Be fruitful and multiply. In other words, Go have a lot of sex and make babies to fill the planet! Ahh, let’s put some breaks on right there. There are conditions! Sex was not designed to be a free-for-all. From the beginning even as God set boundaries between land and sea, day and night, even so boundaries were set about an act so important to humanity as sexual intercourse.
This month we will explore God’s boundaries around sex and the idea of Sexual Purity as outlined in the scriptures. This series is for everyone since each of us at some point in our lives will think about sex. Even though you may be reading this for your own edification, consider how many are out there who have no knowledge of God’s truth and feel free to share anything that may help someone.
Now let’s journey on together into Sexual Purity!
Prayer StarterLord, I praise you that you created all things good. As I begin to read and medidate on your desires for purity in my life, help me Jesus to be more like you.