Why Not Sex Outside of Marriage?

“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18; NIV)

I’ve always been fascinated by the tigers at the zoo. I can remember one zoo in particular (Como Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota) where you could look down upon the tigers through an upper glass area.

(And they’re just big kitty cats after all? They couldn’t hurt a fly?)

Sometimes the tigers would sleep up high right against the glass. You could literally reach out and touch them (without the protection).

Listen: Having sex outside of marriage is like getting down with the tigers in their cage. (Who is this for?) You get ripped apart (shredded) in your soul when you “sleep around.”

Oh, you may “feel good” for a tiny bit all the while pieces of yourself are literally left here and there and there and here with this person and that ~ all strewn about.

And you become a shadow.

And your ability to trust is lost.

And your potential for true (godly) intimacy with a husband or wife in a marriage later is forever frayed.

But God can redeem…

Step 1: Completely give yourself to Jesus Christ (see “How to Be Born Again” below).

Step 2: Stop sinning. (Btw, Jesus helps you to stop.)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful. Thank you!

  2. inspirational

  3. Wow..great piece! And oh so true. I’ve been down with the Tigers and felt lost…but finding Jesus has set me free. Free from the sin of sexual bondage. Value yourself enough for your husband /wife. Its worth the wait. #purity