Was it intimacy with your spouse? Probably not.
Was it a soap opera? A “reality” show? A lingerie ad? Maybe you thought of a racy TV scene. Some sweaty hunks in spandex gyrating on an exercise video? A magazine cover on the rack in the super market? A skimpy underwear billboard? Lewd Internet images. It’s everywhere! It’s everywhere!
Whatever your thought, it probably wasn’t about what God, who created sex, said about it in Genesis.
So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.” 1:27-28.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and the wife, and were not ashamed. 2:24-25.
Like other things God created, man has perverted, abused, forsaken and mocked sex. Open your Bible to the ten commandments again. We regard none of them sacred today. We break them all with self-imposed impunity. Regard breaking them as acceptable. Consider them outdated.
No guilt. No shame. No responsibility. No repentance.
God’s judgment on His people for their disobedience in Joel was a swarm of Locusts that devoured the land. Famine followed. God told them to repent. He promised to repay His people for the years the locusts had eaten. Done.
And to pour out His spirit on all His people. Done.
He also promised “the Day of the Lord.” His judgement on the enemies of His people and the disbelieving. He called that day great (not wonderful but massive) and terrible.
I believe Joel was right. That Day of the Lord may not be far off.
My friend, Edith Pont, a licensed marriage and family therapist, blogs over at Compassionate Healer, has written an excellent article on her website that addresses our obsession with sex and its ramifications to our mental and emotional health. When you finish this blog, why not read her thoughts she calls Sexual Boomerang. You’ll be blessed and possibly helped if you struggle in this area.