We live in a culture that is infatuated with sex. It is on every TV show, social media, songs, and advertisements. Children are having consensual sex at a younger age – and rape is higher than ever. Immortality in this area of life is at an all time high – and justified. Does sex matter to God? Leviticus 18 says that it does!
The first reason I know sex matters to God- is that he says it does. We are His creation, and just as we care about this matter with our children- God cares about it with us. Marriage is a picture to the world of the love between Christ and the church – and when we take sex out of context – we distort that picture.
God says “I am the Lord” three times in chapter 18 – meaning that He is the Lord over the topic! Our society doesn’t want God in control of our sex lives- to us, they are personal and private (even though many display it for the world!) and out of control of the Lord.
Through out the chapter, we see the confines of marriage. It is to be between two married people, of opposite gender, who are not related, and not with animals. When we take sex and justify any of those standards- we are defiling, detestable and a perversion.
Sexual perversion is like a disease- and it spreads and is disgusting. It has made our culture, and our nation sick. We are made in the image of God, and when we perform sex out of the confines that God made, we are putting a black tarp over the image and glory of God.
There is forgiveness of sin – and we can turn and repent. We don’t have to live in our sin. Matthew 12:31 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 tell us this. But we must repent and forsake the old lifestyle (2 Corinthians 5:21, Ephesians 5:1-10 and Colossians 3:1-7)
I know that the ideas listen in this post seem judgmental – and that is not my heart. I believe what the Bible says, in completeness. So, I believe in loving people- but hating sin. If you are or have lived in sexual sin, I am in no way judging you. No sin is greater than any other- and Jesus Christ came to save you just as much as He came to save me. Sin has no scale- it is all bad, all unholy, and all separates us from a perfect God.
For more on our series on Leviticus, start with: A Call to Holiness
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