Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sex in Marriage Part 2

Sex in Marriage #2

In the Bible there is much indirect reference to sex, much of it having to do with procreation in marriage.

“Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, ‘With the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man.’” (Genesis 4:1)

“He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress.” (Genesis 16:4)

“That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and slept with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.” (Genesis 19:33)

“Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him.” (Genesis 21:2)

Women have two strong instincts:

1. To be a wife
2. To be a mother

Sometimes the mother instinct is so strong that the woman will marry just to have children. The mother instinct may be stronger than the wife instinct.

With men, they also have two strong instincts:

1. To be a husband
2. To be a father

The instinct for sex is stronger than the fatherhood. Solomon had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines (I Kings 11:3).

He was more interested in sex than he was in children. However, he was a father many times over. He was not a good father.

The genealogies in I Chronicles 1-10, Matthew 1, and Luke 4 all have to do with procreation. From the great verses of the men of Faith in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews here are a few who were all poor fathers: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, and Samuel. All were justified by faith. That means that they were forgiven for their sins which included being poor husbands and fathers.

After the flood, God blessed Noah and gave him commands, one of which was Genesis 9:7.
“As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.” (Genesis 9:7)

Mankind has obeyed that command but not in a godly way.

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