Scriptures on Sex
Because physical intimacy or sex is the strongest earthly passion that God has given mankind, the Bible certainly deals with the subject. Here are a few scriptures on sex or physical intimacy that give us God’s perspective on sex.
Hebrews 13:4 says:
“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”
The verse almost speaks for itself in that God tells us that the marriage bed is a sacred bed in God’s sight. It also tells us that the adulterer is in a dangerous position as far as the judgment of God is concerned.
I Corinthians 7:2-5
Paul tells us in I Corinthians 7:2-5:
“Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.”
This is probably one of the most explicit scriptures on sex that we have in the Bible in that God is giving very practical instructions to the husband and the wife. He is simply telling them both that withholding sex from one another is not only unscriptural, but also detrimental to the marriage as it could be a cause for sexual temptation in the marriage.
I would have to admit that Proverbs 5:15-20 is one of my favorite scriptures on marriage, and it is probably one of my most quoted verses. This passage teaches:
“Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets. Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee.
Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love. And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?”
The truths in this passage are enormous. But, to stay with the topic at hand, it should be noted that the Bible is teaching us that sex is not simply for procreation. Sex is also for pleasure, and the pleasure derived from sex is something that is totally allowed and encouraged by God.