“God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it.'” – Genesis 1:28
Sexuality is a topic that may have been considered taboo or uncomfortable to discuss openly in some circles, but as believers, we should approach it with the understanding that God designed sex to be a beautiful and sacred gift. Genesis 1:28 affirms God’s intention for human beings to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and this includes the gift of procreation through sexual intimacy.
Sexuality is not a subject to be shrouded in shame or guilt, for God created it with a purpose, and within the context of marriage, it becomes a deeply meaningful and bonding experience between husband and wife. The Bible acknowledges the goodness of sex and celebrates it as a part of God’s plan for human flourishing.
Within the boundaries of marriage, sex is meant to foster intimacy, strengthen the marital bond, and provide a means for procreation – the bringing forth of new life. In the Song of Solomon, we find poetic expressions of love and desire between husband and wife, celebrating the delight and pleasure of sexual intimacy within God’s design.
As with any good gift from God, sex can be misused and distorted outside of its intended purpose. Sexual immorality is repeatedly warned against in the Scriptures, emphasizing the importance of reserving this intimate act for the covenant of marriage.
In today’s culture, sex is often portrayed as a casual and recreational activity. However, as followers of Christ, we are called to view sex through the lens of God’s Word. It is a sacred expression of love and commitment between husband and wife, a powerful reflection of the intimacy Christ shares with His church.
Let us embrace the truth that sex was designed by God and is good within the boundaries He has set. It is an opportunity for husbands and wives to experience profound emotional and physical intimacy, mirroring the unity and love of Christ and the church.
Above all, let us hold fast to God’s truth, understanding that He created sex as a beautiful and sacred gift to be cherished and enjoyed within the sacred covenant of marriage. By doing so, we can experience the fullness of God’s design for intimacy, love, and procreation, giving glory to the One who created us as male and female in His image.