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Monday, June 28, 2010

Marria

1Co 7:1 Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman.
1Co 7:2 But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband.
1Co 7:3 The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
1Co 7:4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
1Co 7:5 Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

Marriage is an institution that is in the toilet today, even in the church. We hear institution jokes told of marriage and there is the very popular lie that one need not be concerned if their marriage fails, get a divorce and marry another!

In First Corinthians seven Paul address' this issue of the importance of marriage. Right off the bat we see that it is good if a man an restrain himself from ever touching a woman and then he goes on to point out that in order to avoid sin it is good for a man to have a wife and a woman to have her husband.

People, men and women are prone to locking on to a portion of a point and never reading the text in context. When Paul explains that a married woman's body is not her own he does not stop there. The man, likewise does not own his body, it belongs to his wife and it is her duty and her privilege to satisfy his needs. Be careful here! It is likewise the duty and the privilege of the man to his wife.

As early as Gen. 2:24 we find that a man becomes one flesh with his wife the very moment they couple. I am often heard to say that the worst invention in the world, for all time, is the back seat. Young people never consider the life long impact that their coupling will have on their eternal lives. I'm not saying it can't be forgiven but I am saying it is a sin that can not, in this life-time, be forgotten and often leaves a baby without a father and a child with a baby.

Sex is for marriage!