Sex. Boundaries. The two should go together like a hand in a glove. But in this sex-crazed world where everything is sensual, perversion is rampant, and nakedness is ubiquitous, few lines exist. “Boundaries are burdens!” But are they?
Not if you consider the high price individuals, families and society pay for promiscuity. Think about it. The number of divorces, diseases, delinquencies, and deaths, in high numbers, traced directly or indirectly to sex is gigantic. And avoidable.
God is love. Knowledgeable. Wise. And extremely good. He draws lines. Not to prevent what is pleasant, but to preserve what is precious.
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5)
Boundaries save lives. Those white and yellow marks on the road keep people alive. They do so, every day. And drivers are glad to have them.
Sexual boundaries save lives, too. They aren’t burdens. They are blessings. God established them for your personal spiritual, emotional and physical well-being, for the good of your marriage and family, and for the welfare of society as a whole. Respect them.
Child of God, flee sexual immorality.