For a start, why should we abstain from sex as singles?
Why is it that despite the fact that chastity campaigns are increasing, the abstinence mentality is declining so rapidly? That sex has now been reduced to everything “carnal”.
So yeah let’s get back to the basics –
Why should we abstain?
Is it because our pastors or church leaders told us so? Or is it because our parents have mentioned it countless times to us, that we feel we should honor them by preserving this blessing – sex?
While I was pondering on this subject, I couldn’t help but see why we have been so caught in the web of finding it difficult to abstain.
One thing He brings to my heart is the fact that when we seek to please Him – God, we enter into His unlimited strength to uphold His vessel (His temple) – you!
But when we misplace this priority/order, and choose to abstain for every other reason, we find ourselves in the limited.
It’s only in God that we have unlimited strength to abstain. So again, what are your reasons for keeping yourself chaste?
It’s time to choose to do this for the right reason. Which should be our only reason and that is to honor God enough, with our vessels.
“You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.”
1 Corinthians 6:20 AMPC
Remember, you were bought with a price. And that price requires only one thing from you – which is to honor Him with all that you are and stand for.
Let your love for God be spelt out loud, in your dealings!
“Love GOD, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that’s in you, love him with all you’ve got!”
Deuteronomy 6:5 MSG
Lastly, sex is a blessing and it’s time we redefine this. It’s a blessing that should be kept within the premise of “marriage”.
“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 AMPC
“Drink waters out of your own cistern [of a pure marriage relationship], and fresh running waters out of your own well.
[Confine yourself to your own wife] let your children be for you alone, and not the children of strangers with you. Let your fountain [of human life] be blessed [with the rewards of fidelity], and rejoice in the wife of your youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant doe [tender, gentle, attractive]–let her bosom satisfy you at all times, and always be transported with delight in her love.”
Proverbs 5:15, 17-19 AMPC
May His word redefine our minds. And aid us in making a decision to henceforth act according to His words. Amen 🙏🏻