Sexual Parameters

posted Jun 3, 2012, 7:20 PM by Hector Falcon   [ updated Jun 20, 2012, 6:15 PM ]
When we read the Bible we notice that God places a major emphasis on maintaining sexual purity for his people. There is a very good reason for this. Your sexual morality will strongly influence your relationship to God and can actually become an idol that replaces the God that created sexuality. Since God created both human beings and sexuality, he also laid down the rules by which sexual activity was to occur. The reason for fixing parameters for sexual activity is to protect us. God created sex as a "good" thing but even good things can become idols if they are used to replace the priority of God in our lives.

The incentive for us to understand the parameters that God has established for us regarding sex is maximizing the good that we can get from sexual activity within the confines of marriage. God is a good God. He gave sex as a gift to the creatures he created. However, just as with any good father, he lays out instructions and rules for how his gift to us should be used. Sexual activity outside of the bounds of marriage will lead to destruction. God has established sex to be used as he instructs. To go beyond the boundaries he has set is irresponsible behavior. Many people will suffer as a result of the wrong use of the gift of sex. It is within our own interest to conform to God's parameters.