Think about sex outside of marriage!
Guess what? It pays to listen to the Lord! Did you know that when Noah built the ark, it had never rained before? Although he was ridiculed and many thought it unusual, he persevered… Noah continued building the ark anyway for many years… Can you imagine? It was actually 1½ times bigger than a football field… Noah was six hundred years old when the flood finally came. Water covered the entire earth… Everyone else and everything else on the earth died during the flood! God however had made a covenant with Noah and he and his family lives were spared! “Noah did everything just as the LORD commanded him…” Unlike Adam Noah listened!
There is much more detail in the narratives of Adam & Eve and Noah & his family but the point here is, there lives show a contrast of where our choices can lead us… From both of their choices came extenuating circumstances which impacted and changed their lives forever and the future of the world as well!
June is a popular month for marriages & weddings in the Sacramento area! In Northern California the weather in general is usually great which makes it nice! Many have planned their up coming ceremonies! But how many have really given much thought to the marriage itself!
What does this all mean? We make decisions everyday! It is important that one not make a life altering decision impulsively! Or at least wait until they have weighed the pros and cons. Think about it, how many times have your impulsive decisions brought you closer to a resolve of the problem? How many of those decisions have been in alignment with what God has told you to do or not to do?
‘‘Think before sex outside of marriage!”
God has given us boundaries for sexual intercourse! His way is for sexual intercourse to take place between a man and a woman within the confines of a committed marriage! This is also known as “wedlock” or “Holy Matrimony!” This is a sacred dedication ceremonywhere a man and a woman pledges their vows of love, chastity and monogamy to one another in the sight of God for life!
Now bear with me if you will. This is indeed the 21st century! The concept of marriage varies depending on who you are talking to. Many do not subscribe to the Biblical model of marriage. They simply elect to do their own thing. This is further impacting families! This generation of teens and children are really suffering and confused because so many adults have decided to do what is best for them and the children have to adjust! Not really thinking about what confusion this possibly thrusts upon the children!
The Lord allows us the freedom of choice… Know that this is about God’s original design for marriage and sexual intercourse. This current generation should have the opportunity to know the origins of marriage as well as those who do not really understand or know! God does not sanction any sexual intercourse outside of marriage! I realize that this is a new era! But God has not changed…
Yes! God has given us the freedom to choose but as I said before there are consequences for those choices! Sexual intercourse is a time when two come together as one. There are some things that we must become increasingly aware of. In our free thinking liberal society, sexual intercourse outside of marriage is rampart! But so are STD’s and many other diseases… No! I am not saying that everyone will end up with a sexual disease but I am saying that you take a huge risk whenever you go against what God has said and there are also consequences to consider…
Since God is our Creator would He not know what is best for us? Are only the manufacturer’s instructions good when you buy a car, appliance, and computer or… Think about it! What did He intend for marriage? Are there not some important instructions that will help further the life span of your product when you follow the directions? Well this is true as far as us knowing what the Creator of mankind intends! Don’t take my word for it. Read the fine print! Get to really know the Lord! The Word is powerful!
Too many marriages ending due to sexual infidelity! “The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence!” “Think before sex outside of marriage!
Are there some things that you could do to improve your marriage?
See part 4