In the last post we talked about the gift that God gives us in marriage. Hebrew13:4 says "Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge." The 2nd part of this verse is what we will talk about in part 2.
Proverbs 5:21-22 says "For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings. His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. Joy translation "God sees everything" He sees what you do in the darkness and he sees what you do in the light. As much as God is a loving God, He also is a righteous God and sees and judges the sin in our lives.
It is easy to talk about how loving God is but we don't want to talk about his righteous judgement. Just as our parents would discipline us when we do wrong, just like a policeman would write us out a ticket for speeding, just like we would go to jail for murdering someone, God disciplines us for our wrong.
A good Bible example of the effects of sexual sin would be Bathsheba and David in 2 Samuel 11. David took something that wasn't his and he was judged.
Now He was repentant and God still loved and blessed him BUT he still had consequences. He lost the baby that he had with Bathsheba and had all sorts of family issues. Nathan said "the sword shall never depart from thine house." and this came to pass. David had all sorts of problems, he had his sons turn on him, he had a son rape his daughter and just a lot of fighting among the family. This was a consequence of the sin that he committed with Bathsheba. Sin always has a consequence!
I could talk about consequences such as STDs, pregnancy out of wedlock, heartbreak, divorces from early marriages and much more, but my emphasis in this discussion is not one of fearing consequence's. I want your motives to be from love of God and fear of Him.
I would like to end with one more thought. I Corinthians 6:15-16 says "Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh." How can we as the temple (the house) of the Holy Spirit, abuse our bodies on this way? Think about it!