I know you might say to yourself that there are several reasons why one should not engage in fornication or adultery but here today, I am pointing out only one reason. And it is reason enough to run away from having sexual relations with someone that is not your husband or wife.
I have heard people give advice to youths about reasons they should abstain from sex outside wedlock. They almost always put the limelight on the possibility of getting infected with sexually transmitted diseases and getting pregnant. As much as these are good reasons, there’s an even more important reason to flee sexual sins.
The fear of HIV is not the perfect reason to abstain.
Neither is the fear of getting pregnant (or of getting a lady not your wife pregnant).
It is the fear of The Lord that should motivate your decision to abstain from sex outside marriage. The fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Abstain from sexual relations outside marriage because you fear God.
Joseph is a perfect example of a youth who fled from sexual sins. He knew that any woman that was not his wife was a no-go-area for him. He did not indulge in fornication because he could not come to terms with making God displeased with him. His reason was not that he could get his master’s wife pregnant or that he could get caught and loose His job. The fear of God screwed tyres firmly to his feet and made him flee the temptation to disappoint His God.
“. . . How could I do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against God.”
(Genesis 39:9 NLT)
Condoms and other contraceptives may protect you from pregnancy and STIs but they will not protect you from the wrath of God that awaits fornicators and adulterers.
Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous. (Hebrews 13:4 AMP)
Fear God and there will be no need to fear pregnancy or STIs.
Or why would you fear things that can basically have negative effects on just your body more than someone that can destroy both your body and soul?
Decide to steer clear of any form of sexual sins from today. It is your decision to make.
Or what wisdom is there in a man or woman to seek to satisfy his or her sexual urges which only has temporal effect and lose his/her soul forever?
Fear God and depart from evil. Then it shall be well with you!
© OMOSEBI Mary Omolola, PhD
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