The Sexual Rip-Off. Taking What Doesn’t Belong To You.

I mentioned this recently when I was teaching 1 Thess. 4, I think it is one of the most profound lessons about sexual activity outside of marriage. It’s the idea that whatever sexual activity one can be involved in, whether it’s looking at pornography, or being physically involved with someone, the truth is, you are stealing something that rightfully belongs to someone else.

That make out session in high school? Sorry man, I made out with your wife. I didn’t know. That picture that I looked at and lusted over, that was your daughter? I’m sorry. That girl that I pushed way too far back in ’83,… that was your mommy? Sorry, I’d been drinking.
Guys, how many men have you stolen from? Girls how many ladies have you defrauded?

Young Christian, learn how to “possess your vessel” in sanctification and honor.
Treat that guy or gal like you would want your future spouse treated.

And remember, those girls are someones daughters, and their dad packs heat.
Yes, remember that.

For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God; and that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you. –1 Thessalonians 4:3-6


One thought on “The Sexual Rip-Off. Taking What Doesn’t Belong To You.

  1. I think pastor Jim that it is so great that you talk about this! I have been studying about marriage covenant and my heart just twists in my chest to think how I lived. I thought to myself that I wish I would have known this a long time ago. Young girls and guys need to know how dangerous it is to have sex outside the marriage. It leads to many painful heartaches in the future! I know how it is and I just wish young unmarried people wouldn’t be so deceived like I was. Anyways, thanks for sharing 🙂

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