Have Sex to Forget about Sex
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. (Colossians 3:5 ESV)
God is a Jealous God
John Piper says that idolatry today is not usually worshipping a carved image but rather it is an activity of the human heart. It’s essentially craving something more than God. Anything, but more often than not, usually some comfort like food, wine, exercise, recognition, or sex.
One way we can know we have an idol is by examining our thoughts. What do we think about the most? What do we want the most? If it’s anything more than God’s grace, it could be an idol. God is a jealous God and wants our attention.
Comfort Calls Our Name
Comfort permeates the Colossians passage above, “Sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness”. Sex certainly comes to mind when we read this passage but it could be anything from craving the best garden in the neighborhood to lusting after a pepperoni pizza night after night.
Human beings, men and women, have a lust problem. Lust is an inordinate craving. It could be sex or food, and the lusting can come and go, but usually there’s a pattern of obsession in us that repeats itself over and over.
Sex quickly becomes an idol if we haven’t had sex in a while and there is no prospect for sex in the near future
Our passage says clearly that sexual immorality is idolatry. Paul tells us to “put it to death”.
How do we “put to death” sexual immorality? God’s Word in 1 Corinthians 7:1-5 tells us the only way to put to death sexual immorality – get married.
Sex quickly becomes an idol if we haven’t had sex in a while and there is no prospect for sex in the near future. God created us with a very strong sex drive, men and women, and he has made a provision to overcome our strong sex drive. He doesn’t leave us on our own. He provides a way. The way is a sex-soaked marriage.
When we have had sex recently and know we will have sex soon then sexual tension dissipates and sex is then less likely to become an idol.
Have Sex to Forget about Sex
Frequent and reciprocal sex with your spouse puts sex in it’s proper place in our life.
If our sexual desires are fulfilled, we won’t be constantly thinking about it. God tells us to have sex frequently so we won’t be overcome and lose self-control. (See 1 Corinthians 7:5)
Have sex to forget about sex so that you can move on with the rest of your life. A sex-soaked marriage is the only antidote for sexual idolatry. It’s only when we don’t have enough sex do we make it an idol.
Bible Thought: Sex becomes an idol when we don’t have frequent and reciprocal sex with our spouse.
Prayer: Father, help me from making sex an idol. Show me the many benefits of sex with my spouse including staying away from idolatry. Amen.
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Just do it,
Rene & Gloria