2003-05-04 - Passages about Sex
After much thought and prayer, we at cfdevotionals feel led to move on from the "passages only" devotionals we have done for six years. We feel God leading us away from this at the present time. In the future, we may send one out on occasion, but not as a regular weekly habit. Tonight, on our last regular "passages only" night, we will read passages about something we hear / read about often, and that many of our readers have to deal with, from married partners to teens making decisions - sex. We in America (and perhaps other countries) live in a sex-saturated society, where sexuality is used to try to fill voids in lives, to sell products and to garner viewers for television and movies. Here are a couple things the Bible has to say about the subject.
1 Corinthians 7:3-5 (NASB) The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.