1 Corinthians 7:2 | August 27

1 Corinthians 7:2

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

There must have been some fornication problems going on in Corinth and in the church, beyond the individual’s sin in chapter 5.  Paul stated in verse one that a way to unhealthy sexual desires is for a man not to touch a woman.  But Paul also knows the Scripture that states, It is not good for a man to be alone.  So what’s the solution to avoid fornication? Marriage.

Marriage has been degraded in modern society. It has become to some, nothing more than a piece of paper, and yet Paul tells us that a commitment in a union between one man, and one woman goes far beyond a mere contract.  Marriage helps a man (and a woman) avoid fornication. Marriage is key to the control of God-given sexual drives.  Like any emotion or desire, a sexual drive can be profitable or unprofitable. Marriage keeps the body’s desire in check.

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