God made sex, and it is good
From Song of Solomon: A-17 Day Devotional
“I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride…” (Song of Solomon 5:1).
Is Solomon describing what it sounds like he is describing in these verses? This kind of imagery couldn't possibly be in the Bible. Or could it?
“Come into my garden” means exactly what you think it means. Solomon is excited to experience sex with his wife on their wedding night.
Sex is not something dirty or bad, but something beautiful we can look forward to. Sex is a blessing in marriage, a gift God created for married couples so they can connect physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
We honor God by committing to our spouse and enjoying sex the way He created it. That’s one reason the apostle Paul encouraged spouses to give their bodies freely to one another. In 1 Corinthians 7:4, Paul writes, "The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife."
During sex, couples form a body to body connection as well as a deeper bond in spirit and soul. Sex unites couples, connecting us with our spouses in a deeper sense. And through this intimate, intense bond between a husband and wife, marriages thrive the way God intended.
- If you are single, what is one step you can take to honor God in His purpose for sex and marriage?
- If you are married, does anything about the way you view sex need to change?
- What, if anything, is stopping you from enjoying sex with your spouse? How can you take a step to overcome that barrier? For example, maybe you need to get a babysitter, plan a date night, or have an honest conversation.