☛Probing Proverbs 5:20-21 Why be captivated, my son, by an immoral woman, or fondle the breasts of a promiscuous woman? For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.☚
God created sexual intimacy to be the ultimate experience of physical love. A young man and woman become friends and begin to grow together. In time they know it is more than “like” and they move toward the commitment of their lives to each other. The celebration of all the cultivation of a relationship is what they harvest on the night of their marriage. All the senses are brought to their greatest potential, and God planned that each man and each woman would experience only one other human of the opposite sex this way. Here Wisdom speaks quite pointedly, yet for many we blind ourselves to the reality of the distastefulness of its truth. The intimacy of sex was made to be exclusive: One husband with One wife. If we would consider the picture we would not paint it so pretty as we try to do. “Experienced”, “A good performer” or “Skilled in the art of love” sounds so much nicer, but deceives us from the reality of what it does to the soul. Would you want to eat food that someone else had already chewed? Yuck, gross!
Yet we fail to realize that when we are intimate sexually with many, that we are touching, caressing, kissing and tasting in territory that who knows how many have already traveled! By avoiding this issue in the church we have done everyone a disservice, the scriptures do not avoid calling it what it is. The old “well you wouldn’t want to buy a pair of shoes without trying them on first” only exposes the lack of common sense and reality of what sex is. What if the person that tried the shoes on before you had athlete’s foot disease? Also, if sex were just a physical act, no one would ever get hurt. Both would mechanically have their experience and move on. No, it is so much more, the whole being is involved and we cannot compartmentalize ourselves and think that allowing “many” into areas that were made by God for ONLY one will not impact us.
Water may wash the body and make it appear clean, but we are still captivated and held prisoner by the emotional and spiritual scars, plus the unclean feelings remain.