Devotionals: Sex before marriage..Bible study on premarital sex

Devotionals: Sex before marriage..Bible study on premarital sex

Posted on December 27, 2008 Updated on December 27, 2008


Memorise: “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:20)

Read: 1 Corinthians 6:13-18

Pastor E. Adeboye, RCCG 

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body” (1 Cor 6:18).

All sins are against God, while some are against God and fellow men. A few sins are not only against both, but also against one’s body. Using mind-bending substances such as cocaine, heroine, alcohol, indian hemp, cigarettes and cigars are some ways one sins against one’s body. But of all of these, fornication is a worst sin against the body.

But you may say, ‘My body belongs to me: I am free to do whatever I like with it’. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 disagrees. It says your body is God’s temple. It is only a loan from God for your earthly existence. It says God owns it because He created it, and eventually paid a costly price to redeem it. Verse 15 of our reading says all the parts of your body – your hands, eyes, nose, mouth, organs, legs, tongue, etc. are now parts of Christ, if you have given your life to the Lord Jesus Christ.

“If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (1 Corinthians 3:17). Whenever you use any of the above substances or defile your body through sexual sins; it is like turning God’s holy temple into a refuse dump. God does not take kindly to it. The repercussion for this is destruction. A day is coming that you will account of all you have done with your body. Keep yourself pure.

“Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats; But God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body” (1 Cor 6:13). God never created the body for fornication. If you fornicate as a single or as a married person with someone who is not your spouse, you are abusing your body.

You are using the body contrary to the instructions of the Manufacturer, and therefore calling for trouble. Have you been engaged or in courtship, on a journey into marriage? Praise God! Until that marriage is consummated, never allow your body to be inflamed by lust! Avoid, petting, necking, stroking, kissing, or lusting after your spouse-to-be.

Don’t destroy your testimony. Avoid sex or romance before marriage because apart from defiling your body, it lays the foundation of your new home on lust- the flesh, instead of Christ. If you want Jesus to be the foundation of that home, keep away from fornication.

If you engage in sex before marriage, nobody may know about it, but when the repercussion comes after marriage, it will be evident to all.

Anyone who lures you into sexual immorality has no value for you. To that individual, you are just another piece of furniture that can be bought. Are you

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