An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Good Sex, Bad Sex

(Proverbs 7:18 KJV)  Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.

Have you ever had anyone comment on how Christians are all hung up about sex?  The implication is that we are repressed and unhealthy because we are such prudes.  There is a reason for that.  God is hung up about sex.  That is because it is such a potentially explosive part of our being.  The physical marriage relationship is often described as “knowing.”  The same word is used of knowing God.  It implies intimacy and trust.  This is not for casual relationships.

This passage in Proverbs is just one place that Solomon addresses sex.  This chapter focuses on the misuse of the intimacy.  Other chapters praise it as a part of marriage.  Years ago I read a book by Timothy LaHaye, The Act of Marriage.  I think that is a good insight.

So?  Don’t be hung up.  Be healthy.  Be intimate.  Be in the center of God’s will in sexual matters as much as any other matter.

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