God Cares About Your Desires

Series: Deconstruct | Reconstruct | Week 3: Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?

Read 1 Corinthians 6:15-17 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.

1. What are our bodies actually parts of?
2. What happens when we join ourselves to someone else sexually?
3. What happens when we’re joined to the Lord?

Paul built on his words to the Corinthian church, recognizing that they lived in a sex-saturated culture. Similar to the messages we hear today, their culture said that sex is just another biological desire. It’s no big deal. It’s an impersonal activity that can be enjoyed apart from love, commitment, or a real relationship. Paul was trying to reconcile what God’s Word declares about sex with our desire as human beings for it.

Christianity is often cast as being negative on sex, but real Christianity has a much more positive view of it than the secular. Our bodies aren’t just made for sex but for God. He cares what we do with them. Not because He’s “old fashioned,” but because He knows how powerful the act of sex really is, and He doesn’t want us to get hurt.

God’s design is for our protection and our good. Culture will try to play to our desires, but God wants us to be one with Him first and foremost. Then as an outflow of that, we can experience meaningful, fulfilling sex in the context of marriage as He created it.

Have you ever thought of your body as being part of Christ? How would your life look different if you viewed your body this way?
Where or when have you found your desires lining up more with the culture around you than with God’s Word? (Consider this question in the area of sex, but also consider other desires that might apply.)
What would it look like practically in your life to make God your first and primary desire?

Pray through these questions, and write down what God is prompting you to do next. Share with a friend, and take a step to apply it.

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Deconstruct | Reconstruct