This passage tells us that as Christians our bodies are not our own. Our bodies carry the Holy Spirit and belong to God. It also explains why sexual immorality is wrong ie. it’s is the joining and becoming part of someone else. It’s not just a physical experience, something far deeper is happening in the spiritual realm. As we are already part of the body of Christ we need to honour God with our bodies and not do anything to dilute or fracture this relationship.
The world pretty much lives by the notion if it feels good and (if you’re lucky) it’s not hurting anyone else then go for it – this pretty much applies to sexuality too. Yet God knows this behaviour hurts us and it hurts Him. The Bible is pretty clear, “Run from sexual sin.” “Run” it’s a doing word or a verb. Single, married, young or old you have to act and remove yourself from the situation quickly. It doesn’t say don’t look or don’t touch, don’t ignore it and hope the temptation will pass – just get out of there! Run – present tense!
Dear God, please help me to honour you with my body. Give me the strength and conviction needed to refrain from sexual sin. Help me to obey your word in this area. Amen.
Written by Ainslie Woods