The temptation to sexual sin does not, in our day, always present itself as a temptation to idolatry. However, the Bible’s teaching on sexual sin makes it clear that sexual sin is not only a sin against the body, but it is also a sin against the Lord. To lie with one who is not one’s lawful spouse is to forsake our union with Christ and be joined to another (1 Cor. 6:15–20). We flee sexual sin not only to protect our families but also to protect our very souls.
In our society, which glorifies sexual pleasure as the greatest good of all, we face many external pressures to fall into sexual immorality. Understanding that the promises of sexual sin are false ones, therefore, requires continual immersion in the Word of God and reminders that our Lord blesses only those relationships sanctioned in His Word. Let us endeavor to meditate on God’s truth so that we will not believe the lies of sexual sin.