The Lasting Affects of Sexual Sins

1 Corinthians 6:18 says, “Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.” (NLT)
Sexual sins are so bad because they affect you physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. Sexual sins have a way of internally destroying a person that no other sin has. Because sexual intimacy is the deepest unity of two persons, its misuse corrupts on the deepest level. When a Christian commits sexual immorality, they involve the Lord in the very act.
Sexual sins affect you physically. Sex is addictive. Sex can bring sexually transmitted diseases. Sex can lead to unwanted pregnancies.
Sexual sins affect you emotionally. Sex brings guilt. Immorality promises pleasure but leaves you bitter. Proverbs 5:3-4 says, “For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil. But in the end she is as bitter as poison, as dangerous as a double-edged sword.” Guilt is nature’s warning signal that something is wrong. Guilt is your conscience at work. Guilt, if left unchecked, will become dulled and destroy a person’s peace.
Sexual sins affect you relationally. They create hurdles and obstacles that must be overcome in the marriage. Relationships are affected by the lies and cover-ups that are a result of sexual sins.
Sexual sins affect you spiritually. When you engage in sexual sins, it breaks your fellowship with God. 1 Thessalonians 4:3 says, “God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin.” Sex outside of marriage is sin before God. When you sin, fellowship with the Lord is broken. Also, God promises to judge the sexually immoral. Hebrews 13:4 says, “God will surely judge people who are immoral.”
1 Thessalonians 4:4 tells us to possess our vessel in holiness and honor.

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