Weird: Sexuality – Day 1 of 5
People have been celebrating sex for thousands of years. In the Old Testament, other nations celebrated sex by worshiping their gods. They believed that the more they engaged in sex, the more rain they would receive for their crops. In the New Testament, prostitution was often public, as many believed that sex was nothing more than an appetite (1 Corinthians 6:12-20).
The Bible, however, indicates that sex ought to be celebrated as something created by God. In fact, the very first command God gave Adam and Eve after creation was – have sex! While this passage and many others show that it is to be experienced only within the context of marriage, it is noteworthy that God has designed it not only for procreation (Genesis 1:28), but also for play and pleasure (Song of Songs 2:8-17; 4:1-5:1).
Read: Song of Songs 2:8-17 and 4:9-5:1; Proverbs 5:19
Questions to Consider:
- What, if anything, would be weird (different in a good way) about Christians beginning to celebrate sex, as something created by God to bring play and pleasure into marriage?
- Do you think passages such as these should be discussed more often in churches today? Explain.
Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that openly discussing or even thinking about sex as a part of your creation may be new to me. I pray that throughout the week, Your Word will open my eyes to think about this subject in the ways that You think about it. I ask that you will root out any negative thoughts I may have, and help me to better understand your intentions for the sexual relationship within marriage. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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