“Your Body Is Precious to the Lord”
It is true, yet it is sad to say, but we live in an overly sexualized society. Everything that you view on television and various other forms of media are concentrated on sex. Why? Because sex sells. From clothes, jewelry, cars, food and any other products, sex is the underlying theme. It is no wonder why people have such a very misguided view of sex and oftentimes use it in such shameful and unnatural ways.
Although that may be the case, we as people don’t have to be “brained washed” or coerced into that mindset or way of thinking. We have to realize that in the beginning God created sex for both man and woman within the confines of marriage and to “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28, NKJV). He didn’t intend for us to use our bodies as a dumping ground or as a means to just sexually gratify our flesh. More often than not, I hear stories of people who are mocked and ridiculed because they choose to abstain from sex until marriage. People make them feel as if they are “out of touch,” and are “not in keeping with the times.” There is a lot of pressure on people to “just do it” and no one seems to be articulating the fact that sex outside of marriage is wrong and that there are many spiritual as well as emotional consequences to their actions.
Yes, consequences. Because you “reap what you sow.” Or as the word of God clearly exemplifies, “Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his clothes not be burned (Proverbs 6:27, NJKV).” Sin is a “forest fire” and its effects can be devastating. So, don’t ever let anyone minimize the effects of having sex outside of marriage because there are many consequences of not doing things God’s way. Your body is precious to the Lord and it is to be used for his glory. “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own (I Corinthians 6:19, NKJV).” When we choose to commit sin in any form, we step outside of the protective covering of God and are on a downward path of heartache, pain and destruction.
Your body is precious to the Lord. Love God and love yourself enough to take care of the body that he has given you and not use it to gratify your flesh. For the Bible tells us to “flee sexual immorality. For every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body (I Corinthians 6:18, NKJV).” God can’t dwell within an unclean temple! So make sure your temple is clean from impure thoughts, unforgiveness, hatred, and other sins that will keep you separated from God and make it your aim everyday to:
And finally, remember that you are a jewel that is precious and to be cherished. There is no one like you for you are “fearfully and wonderfully made by the powerful hands of God (Psalm 139:14, NKJV).” Recognize your value and worth and that your body is precious to the Lord!
You can also check out this article in Sarah Magazine https://issuu.com/shereecarradine/docs/sarahanniversary2016