Sexual Sin Doesn’t Really Hurt You?
We just finished a Sunday morning study of Proverbs, which challenges us to trust God’s way over the empty promises of the world. One of the warnings comes in Proverbs chapters 5-7, where the voice of a father tells his son that if he gives in to the temptations of sexual sin, the end of that choice will feel “bitter” and “sharp as a two-edged sword” (Prov. 5:4).
One of Satan’s lies to our modern culture is that sexual sin is not really a big deal. In fact, culture claims, sexual activity is just ‘having fun’ and an expected part of growing up and maturing. Waiting for marriage and being faithful, we are told, is just old-fashioned. (In fact, several years ago I heard a popular talk-show host say that as a culture she feels “we are past” the need for marriage.) The world claims that sexual sin really doesn’t result in hurt, like the pain of bitterness or a sword as described in the Proverbs.
So is God right or not?