It ain’t easy and we all know that. I’ve posted a few helpful tips on things to implement in your life to make your journey of celibacy a little bit easier.
It’d be ignorant to think abstaining from sex will be a breeze and who better to turn to than the One who instructed us to save sex for marriage? We all know God is the master planner right? So if He wants us to wait to have sex after marriage then there must be a reason probably beyond our comprehension for that. Why not trust Him – if you believe and worship him?
So open up your bibles (or read the verses here – as you wish) and let’s dive into these beautiful scriptures.
NOTE: If there’s a bible version you prefer, please feel free to use that instead.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-4
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable. (NIV)
1 Corinthians 6:18
Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. (NLT)
So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. (NLT)
1 Corinthians 7:2
Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. (NLT)
1 Corinthians 6: 19-20
Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. (NLT)
2 Corinthians 12:21
Yes, I am afraid that when I come again, God will humble me in your presence. And I will be grieved because many of you have not given up your old sins. You have not repented of your impurity, sexual immorality, and eagerness for lustful pleasure. (NLT)
And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment. (NLT)
Galatians 5: 19-21
It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time: repetitive, loveless, cheap sex; a stinking accumulation of mental and emotional garbage; frenzied and joyless grabs for happiness; trinket gods; magic-show religion; paranoid loneliness; cutthroat competition; all-consuming-yet-never-satisfied wants; a brutal temper; an impotence to love or be loved; divided homes and divided lives; small-minded and lopsided pursuits; the vicious habit of depersonalizing everyone into a rival; uncontrolled and uncontrollable addictions; ugly parodies of community. I could go on.
This isn’t the first time I have warned you, you know. If you use your freedom this way, you will not inherit God’s kingdom. (MSG)
Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy. (NLT)
And this verse, which let’s us know that we are capable of dealing and escaping from all temptations that will come our way. Temptation is very real and God knows that..
1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (NLT)
I sincerely hope that these verses ignite something in you as you meditate on them. Take your time and ponder on each verse and you’ll be blessed.
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