What the Bible says:::Issue 1

In 1 Corinthians 6:13 it reads like this,  

"Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body."

I taught this whole chapter in my Women's Bible Study Group. This one verse stuck with me and made me think about how many people do just this and have no worry about what God would have them do. Problem is most unsaved know no better, and most saved don't care as long as it okay with them. 

"What does that mean?"  Well let me break it down for you a little bit.

Paul is the one preaching here and trying to teach the people of Corinth about wrong ways.
Paul’s real subject here is other kinds of wrong desires. Wrong desires can take control of a person’s life and they can ruin that person’s relationship with God. The wrong kind of desires are not helpful to us. It will not improve our relationship with God. If we allow ourselves to give into those wrong desires it will hurt our relationship with God. Paul is talking here about the desire for sex when God’s law does not permit it. Giving in to that kind of desire can ruin that person's relationship with God. God does not say we can go out and lay with whomever we please whenever we please. 

We live in a "what I want is is good for me" world now days.  We only see what benefits us at the time, what pleasure and enjoyment we can get out of having wrong sex.  Sex is meant to happen between a man and a woman who have married. Then the bible says that the woman belongs to the man and the man to the woman. We feel in our bodies a desire for such things, but that feeling is not good. It is not helpful to us. It will not improve our relationship with God. If we give in to that feeling, it will spoil our relationship with God. 

We must not ever do what we want to do without asking what God wants us to do. If we want the wrong things, we must ask God to help us to take away these things. Our thoughts and our desires should be that of God.

Paul writes that  Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

Which means God knows what is best for us. We must always give ourselves to Him. and we should only use our bodies to glorify Him and do what He sees is right or wrong. 

Our bodies are not our own. If your a child of God then your body belongs to him. if we though before using our bodies in  the way of wrong desires about what God would have us do, I don't see how we could continue to abuse our bodies.

Just remember, It is our spirits that God desires to save, not our bodies. Only our spirits can live in heaven, our bodies go back to dust. 



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