As young Christians, we've probably been warned not to have sex before marriage. Maybe you've gotten the impression that God thinks sex is bad, but the Bible says something quite contrary. If looked at from a godly perspective, sex in the Bible is a very good thing.
The poem describes two young lovers aching with desire. The obsession is mutual, carnal, complete. The man lingers over his lover's eyes and hair, on her teeth, lips, temples, neck, and breasts, until he arrives at "the mount of myrrh.
What does the Bible say about? Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.
Our gender and natural sexual desires are part of our God-given physical existence. Human sexuality is created by God for his glory, the joy of his creatures and the propagation of the race. Moreover, for the Christian, the body is sacred, made holy by the presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit and therefore to be used in a manner that glorifies God.
The following message, first preached by Billy Graham more than 60 years ago, is so fitting that it could have been written yesterday. Let it change yours. From the very beginning, God has given us moral laws governing the subject of sex that are absolute and unchangeable.
When it comes to sexual pleasure in the Bible, it is often spoken of in the context of marriage. There are some Christians that feel that the only reason for sex is reproduction and there are others that believe that there are higher reasons for sex, including the ultimate joining together of a married man and woman — joining their two spirits, joining their two minds, and joining their two bodies. The Bible is not explicit on sex practices between married people.
Sex is a selfish act, a conquest of personal fulfillment. For the most part, our society celebrates the process of hook up, shack up, and break up. All you have to do is take a moment to observe the way sex is communicated in our culture.
The Song of Songs is a delightfully erotic, sensual dance between an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, who, given what we know about marriage at the time the Bible was written, are probably in their early teen years. Their desire for each other is mutual; their passion is mutual; their fulfillment is mutual. The emphasis is on passion and intimacy; there is no discussion of marriage or fertility.
Sex is a gift God gives to married people for their mutual enjoyment. Let her charms and tender embrace satisfy you. Let her love alone fill you with delight.
D oes the Bible say much about sexual desire? Where is this permissible and where is it not, according to the Bible? Within the confines of marriage, there is absolutely nothing sinful about having sexual desire for a spouse. Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute?