Everything created by God is good including sex. At least we can point to about five scriptures in Genesis 1 alone which says that God’s creation is good – Genesis 1:10,12,18,21 and 25. However, all the good things created by God can be misused and abused by man. For many of us a young people, living godly lives in a sexually immoral culture is challenging.

We now have popular TV icons or personalities who promote sexual immorality as a life style and we call them some of them “slay queens”. In the New Testament, the word for sexual immorality is porneia – it means a surrendering of sexual purity. Sexual immorality is the “selling off” of sexual purity and involves any type of sexual expression outside the boundaries of a biblically defined marriage relationship. Today sexual immorality has now become “glorified abominations” – sex parties are on the ascendancy, LGBTQ+ offices and advocacy groups are springing up in secret.

You and I sometimes can’t read a newspaper, open a magazine, turn on the TV without being barraged with sex directly or indirectly. When we read the Bible carefully, we see that in Proverbs 6:24-35, King Solomon provides us with sound reasons why we must avoid sexual immorality.

 (1) You can be taken captive by sexual immorality

(2) You can lose everything you have as a result of sexual immorality

(3) You participate in sin when you engage in sexual immorality

(4) Punishment is inevitable

(5) engaging in sexual immorality shows you lack sense.

Finally, as young people, we must heed the word of God in 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honour God with your body.