I love the Bible. This is one of those scriptures that I have taken as a life verse. This is explicit instruction from God to enjoy my wife sexually. You just can’t tell me that the Lord is not amazing. Included in his Holy Writ are instructions to rock the sack with your wife and enjoy her breasts! Come on!
This is also a profound protection verse. The key to walking in holiness and purity isn’t, as many people have opined, abstinence from sinful behavior, like adultery. But this is our mindset in the cerebral west. We will study the dark side, learn the behaviors to that God abhors and then avoid them as best we can. The only problem is that this mentality actually attracts us to sin! Making something a law doesn’t help us to avoid sin; it actually produces a desire for that sin in our flesh.
The Bible says,
“But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. For apart from law, sin is dead.” – Romans 7:8
God’s remedy is so much simpler. I call it “Grace Empowered Holiness”. God doesn’t expect us to abstain from sex to stay sexually pure; He calls us to enjoy sex as He intended, with our wife! Not only to partake in sex, but to enjoy it immensely, under the covenant we have with our mate. We called to have a blessed wife, to rejoice in the wife of our youth and to be satisfied with her physical body. The person that obeys this scripture will be blessed and satisfied with what he does have and won’t be biting his lip trying to resist the temptation of what he doesn’t have! The husband that is sexually satisfied, enraptured and captivated with his wife is not open to temptation!
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to go obey the word today!