Proverbs five, six and seven have much to say about the enticing ways of the harlot and how the Christian is supposed to deal with her; but it all boils down to this: RUN!
God invented sex and sex was intended to be fulfilling within the walls of marriage alone. “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral” Hebrews 13:4.
Sexual sins have many consequences that you will not be able to escape. Sexual sins will ultimately lead to disappointments, destruction and death.
When God’s children disobey His commandments they will be heartily disappointed. It would be wise for us to look ahead and see where our disobedience will lead us but often too many times we are caught up in the moment and newness of the sin that we cannot see that far down the road. We have our blinders on, blinding us to the reality of our sin which leads to a stronger bondage between us and that sin. Satan’s temptations always look promising. The lie he crafts up about sin allows the sinner to bask in the false assurances that the sin will be a pleasant experience. But sin, no matter how great or small, has a price tag to it. That price is death (Romans 6:23). Sexual sins have that same price tag. Sexual improprieties leave the marriage bed defiled. Purity will give way to pollution.
Sexual sins are also highly destructive. They can destruct a person financially, physically, emotionally and spiritually. People who commit sexual sins will lose the Word of God, wealth, enjoyment, their good sense and their peace of mind. Numerous times adultery results in scandals, lawsuits, divorce, depression, sexually transmitted diseases and even death. Christians must not forget that they are not their own: “Ye are not your own: for ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."(1 Corinthians 6:19-20). The presence of temptations and desires will never go away but we are under the authority and lordship of Christ. Therefore, whatever we do we should do as “unto the Lord” (Col. 3:23). Gratifying sinful sexual desires will be a Christian’s downfall and you can never undo the mistake you have made. The consequences of your sins will follow you for the rest of your life here on earth.
Sexual sins are ultimately deadly. Sin is a result of a heart problem. You have it and I have it:”For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Our hearts are not right with God. Sin separates us from God. God is holy. God is just. God cannot look upon sin. He must judge our sin. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life” (Romans 6:23). We deserve death for sinning against God. While our earthly consequences of being sexually defiled may lead to a physical death because of Aids or a murder from a jealousy enraged spouse, the spiritual consequences of our sins are far worse. We lose favor with God. We lose God’s blessing upon our life, but most importantly we lose fellowship with God.
So dear ones in Christ, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” (Galatians 6:7-8). Just because our society smiles upon sexual sins does not make it right. Wrong is still wrong and it is a stench to God’s nostrils.
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:7-8.
Dear Father, help me to keep my eyes focused on my spouse. Help me enjoy him and be infatuated with him as I was in the days of my youth. Help me to love my spouse unconditionally and to keep myself pure for him so our marriage bed stays undefiled.