When husbands and wives enjoy sex together, Great things will happen in their marriage.

Principal: God Didn’t Create Sex For Your Personal Satisfaction

Sex is an activity of marriage that God created for both husband and wife to enjoy. You pervert what God meant for good when you use sex to satisfy your own selfish desires.

Consider the following scriptures –

1 Corinthians7:2-5 “2 But, because of sexual immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection owed her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 4 The wife doesn’t have authority over her own body, but the husband. Likewise also the husband doesn’t have authority over his own body, but the wife. 5 Don’t deprive one another, unless it is by consent for a season, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer, and may be together again, that Satan doesn’t tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” (WEB)

Hebrews 13: “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” (ESV)

1 Thessalonians 4:3-6 “3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.” (ESV)

Romans 8:7 “For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.” (ESV)

Ephesians 5:3 “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints”. (ESV)

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 “4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;” (ESV)

Romans 6:13 “Neither present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.” (WEB)

1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.” (ESV)

Prayer for God Didn’t Create Sex For Your Personal Satisfaction

Meditate on the following scriptures –

Colossians 3:5 “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” (ESV)

Philippians 2:4 “do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” (NASB)

Father I ask that you forgive me for only thinking of myself and not (insert your spouse’s name) during sexual interactions with each other. Forgive me for only pursuing my needs and not the needs of (insert your spouse’s name) during times of sexual interactions. Help me Father to remember to begin to think of (insert your spouse’s name) needs before my own when it comes to sexual relations in our marriage.

Help (insert your spouse’s name) and I to not look to any other source such as videos, magazines, novels, telephone conversations, other humans, or any other object or item that can be used to fulfill our sexual desires that may not be pleasing in your sight.

Lastly Father, help us to stay physically, emotionally, and spiritually attracted to each other and may we not do anything to displease you during our sexual interactions with each other. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen

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