Psalm 107:9 ‘For God satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness’.
Some would say that sex at times is overrated. Though in culture many will disagree that it is overrated in one breath. They often times agree that sex is not the ultimate, the oxymoron is too great to trust. This is the secular way of thinking…yet not two stones shy from the sexual philosophical views of the Church – The Body of Christ. Does the Church anticipate similar things? Do we not think sex relinquishes all sexual lusts and desires? Can we agree like the famous actor – Tom Cruise, that sex eradicates all confusions? Does it really? Is sex the answer, the long-awaiting antidote, or after receiving it, do we still yearn either for more or something more satisfying? And if we yearn for something more fulfilling then sex is truly not the ultimate.
King Solomon in all his wealth and glory and explorations and privileges, said it was all for naught and the result led only to vanity and vexation of spirit. Biblical records showed he had loved many different versions of women. So much so that he got for himself, seven hundred (700) wives and three hundred (300) concubines [I Kings 11: 1 and 3]. He, like most persons, had an insatiable desire for sex. Was it the answer to spiritual quests in his life? Was he content after? It doesn’t seem so. He said he saw it all, but it was all in vain and only made him angry and perhaps empty [Ecclesiastes 1:14]. And so, even with a thousand women, sex has proven to not be the ultimate. The converse would also be true, had it been for a woman. And yet there is still a longing in the soul, I believe Solomon pondered.
His father David did write though: ‘For God satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness’, [Psalm 107:9]. So, if sex is not the ultimate, what is? What can wash away my sins? What can make me whole again? What can satisfy and make me fully clean – nothing but God’s divine and ultimate WORD. The ultimate is that which completely satisfies mind, body and soul. Our soul is from God and eternal and so can only be ultimately whole with content from above, which is from the eternal GOD.