Read: “‘Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to Him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and His bride has prepared herself. She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.’ For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people.” Revelation 19:7-8
As we come to the end of our discussion about sex, we want to take today to ask you to look at sex in a way you probably never have before. Sex is a picture of the gospel. No, that wasn’t a typo, sex is a beautiful picture of the gospel. If you read through chapter four of Song of Solomon, you see the couple on their wedding night. Before any sex begins, the bride stands before her new husband, naked. Despite all of her insecurities, despite all of the flaws she sees in herself, Solomon looks at her and says she is BEAUTIFUL.
Throughout the Bible, the church is called the bride of Christ. Like Solomon and his bride on their wedding night, when we come to Christ, we stand before Him with all of our sins, all of our faults and failures vulnerably exposed. He offers us forgiveness, loves us deeply, and sees us as only beautiful.
When we fully grasp that God chose us, forgives us and accepts us as a result of the sacrifice of Christ, when we embrace that God truly sees and loves us despite our faults, we are empowered by God’s amazing grace and equipped to live a powerful, satisfying sexual relationship within the context of marriage.
Pray: God, when I feel exposed, when I feel unworthy, remind me that you see my sins and still find me beautiful. Thank you for the way that you forgive me. Thank you for your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.