We know that God‘s word says that sex is a beautiful thing to be enjoyed by a husband and his wife but of course many do not obey God’s word or even believe that His laws concerning sex and marriage are being obeyed. In a world of casual sex, booty calls, and friends with benefits everyone likes the idea of sex but they don’t want to have sex God’s way. And there are people who do believe in getting married but they don’t honor God or their union as they should. They commit adultery and are quick to divorce. But we know this is not God’s will. Sex and marriage are beautiful things created by our heavenly Father but we have to do them His way.
Matthew 5:16 says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” What this means is your life is a ministry. The unsaved see our obedience to God’s word and it helps them believe that His will can be done. This is especially true in the areas of Sex and Marriage because the world simply does not think they can obey God’s laws concerning sex and marriage.
Some don’t believe in sexual purity, abstinence and marriage because they never see proper examples of them. Once several years ago a child asked me how many children I have and I said none since I’m not married yet. He replied you don’t have to be married to have kids. My mom has 3 kids and she is not married. My sister has 4 kids and she is not married. And my cousin has 5 kids and she is not married. Sadly, this child has been taught by what he saw in his environment that you don’t have to be married to have kids.
I also had a similar issue. I had always heard that you should wait to have sex until you are married and that divorce isn’t good but I had very few living examples to show this. But when I started attending a small church in Fort Valley, GA, God began to show me what I never saw. He began to show me couples young and old that were obeying His word concerning sex and marriage. They loved God and loved each other. They were godly men that loved their wives and virtuous women that reverenced their husbands. I believe God began to minster to a specific need in my life, through them, by showing me a vital part of His word that I did not see.
Yes, you can wait until you are married to have sex and marriages do last ‘til death do us part. The last few testimonies are dedicated to celebrating singles and married couples that are obeying God’s word and also dedicated to telling the world that they can live sexually pure. I hope you are blessed by them.