God, Sex and Your Marriage

Devotional
Satan is After Sex

As you have learned over the past few days, God designed sex to be a power symbol and celebration of covenant love. It is a physical and emotional expression of the deepest commitment two people can make to each other. But sex is more than that. It represents the ultimate covenant love – God’s love for His people.

Because sex is a portrait of God’s sacred love, Satan will do anything he can to destroy the beauty of it. He has tried to twist, tarnish, and distort the beautiful and holy picture of sexuality in every way possible. Sexual addiction, porn, prostitution, sexual abuse, sexual pain, gender confusion… these are all examples of how Satan keeps Christians from ever celebrating sexuality within the context of God’s holy design. Sex has been dragged through the mud so thoroughly that most people can’t even comprehend that it is intended to be something holy.

It is key for you to recognize Satan’s assaults on your sexuality and your marriage. You may be carrying around guilt and sexual shame but never have identified the source. Satan’s agenda is to destroy, discourage, and defeat the Christian marriage bed. Your spouse, your past, even pornography are not the primary culprit. Satan has used these tools toward his agenda of defiling the good gift of sex.

The good news is found in I John 4:4 – "Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world."

You don’t have to be a statistic – another marriage wrecked by porn, another woman permanently scarred by abuse, or another couple who fights endlessly about sex.

Satan’s schemes cannot stand against the Word and the power of God. So often, God’s truth is ignored related to sexuality. When you study what God has to say about forgiveness, redemption and His design for sex, the enemy will be defeated!

Question to ponder: Have you ever considered that Satan wants to destroy your sexual intimacy in marriage? How can you see him working to do this?