Three Reasons to Sanctify Your Sexuality

In 1st Thessalonians 4:6-8 God, through Paul gives, believers three reasons to sanctify their sexuality.

Reason number one for sanctifying your sexuality; Because God’s avengement.

Because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we warned you.

He (the Lord) is the one who metes out judgment, and sexual sin is one of the specific reasons He does so: “the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge” (heb 13:4). If the believer engages in sexual immorality, if you engage in sexual immorality, God the avenger may judge you by allowing one or more things to affect that your life. Sexual sin committed by a believer will certainly result some degree in the loss of eternal reward. If  you don’t sanctify your sexuality you will face the lord as avenger. He will avenge in not some but in all these things. Sanctify your sexuality.

Reason number two to sanctify your sexuality; Because of God’s purpose

because you were not called for impurity but for sanctification.

Sanctifying your sexuality puts you completely within the friendly confines of God’s will and purpose you as a follower of Christ. This is the third time in our passage that God uses the word sanctification. This can only serve to remind us that when God calls us to salvation he calls us t be separate to him in holiness of life. Sexual immorality goes against God’s call. You were not called by God to sin, you were called to sanctification.

Reason number three to sanctity your sexuality: Because of God’s spirit.

So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.

You reject this teaching and you reject God. You reject the God who saved you and gave his holy spirit to you. No man is rejected, not Paul, not some elders of the church but God.  If you sin sexually you reject the God who gives his holy spirit to you.


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