Weird: Sexuality – Day 2 of 5:
Outside of marriage, sex offers temporary satisfaction, but never fulfillment. Within a marriage, sex is physical, emotional and spiritual in a sense that it reflects the closeness of the relationship of Jesus and His bride, the church (See Ephesians 5:31-32). But outside of marriage, sex is often thought of only as physical pleasure. It brings temporary joy, but without the emotional and spiritual connection, a void remains. Therefore, the Christian view of sex may seem weird to others, but it’s different in a good way, as it’s the only view that bring true fulfillment to one’s desires and needs.
Read: 1 Corinthians 7:1-5; Ecclesiastes 9:9; Song of Songs 6:2-3.
Questions to Consider:
- Have you ever thought of the difference between being fulfilled vs. being temporarily satisfied?
- Why do you think God designed sex so that fulfillment can only be experienced within marriage? Explain.
For those married: God, I confess today that I’ve never thought of the difference between being fulfilled vs. being satisfied. I pray that you will help my spouse and I to see and understand one another’s needs, and that we will do our best to truly fulfill one another. Most of all, I simply pray that you will continue to help me see that the sexual aspect of my marriage is a reflection of the relationship Jesus has with me, and I’m thankful for passages that bring this truth to light. Amen.
For those unmarried: God, I acknowledge that I don’t often think about the difference between fulfillment and satisfaction. Though I’m not currently married, I pray that I will continue to find my fulfillment in You and Your Word above all things, and that you will send others into my life to encourage me to only engage in sex after marriage. I pray all this in Jesus’ name. Amen.