S*xual promiscuity is as common as chewing gum these days, and people feel free to simply taste whomever they please. As if that were not bad enough, people do not even bother to take responsibility for their actions. They try to act like nothing ever happened, or they just don’t give a care about who they hurt in the process. It runs ramped not only among the single but among the married. If one is not careful to stay rooted in the Word of God, one can become swayed by society to think that flavor sampling — whether married or single — is not only common but healthy and care free. Despite the increasing lack of respect for the marriage bed, it is our job as believers to stand firmly on the scriptures and model appropriate s*xual behavior as God intended it to be. This brings us to our key text coming out of Proverbs 6:27 — 29, 32 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? 28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? 29 So he that goeth in to his neighbor’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent….32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding; he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
It destroyeth his soul?! Gee willikers! I think that makes it pretty clear that adultery is not condoned by God. The scriptures make it plain that there are definitely consequences for such actions. In other words, don’t think you can hit it and just quit it. That goes for the guys and the gals. You may think you have quit it. You many think you have washed your hands of that guy or girl. You may be the best “sweep-er under the rug-er” there is, but God knows all of your dirt, and He isn’t done with you. Don’t fall for the social s*xual hype. If it’s not yours by marriage, don’t touch it. Follow that rule and that in itself is enough to cut some stress from your life.
Have a blessed day!
Ayvaunn Penn is an award-winning writer and the author of Ephemeral Moments, a book of poetry and short stories from the Christian perspective, available on Amazon.com in the fall of 2013. She is also the founder of Your Black Poets. To receive Ayvaunn’s daily Bible devotionals by email, click here. Click to follow her on Twitter and Facebook.