I remembered when I was growing up; I don’t think I used to steal meat from mom’s pot of soup, but I can recall a one-time experience of such an act I had. Here’s how it happens. You’d munch a portion of it, then throw it back into the pot, chew and relish the sweetness.
A few minutes later, something would push you back there when nobody is around, or you’d tiptoe or walk quietly to the point where it is to lift the chunk and take another bite. The process would then go on and on until you’d almost finish the chunk of meat. But when you’re caught, it’d be a different ball game.
Illicit sex is indeed a sweet and pleasurable experience that the temptation or pressure to have it is much for those who have never had it. If you have had it once, and your mind is not renewed, chances are high that you’d want to have more of it. And when you do, you won’t escape the consequence.
Do you know that anything stolen is always sweet and pleasant to taste, especially when you do not have permission to do it?
God told Adam not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He told his wife, but the devil came to make her see how the tree will be good for food, pleasant to the eyes, and one to be desired to make one wise.
In the same way has the devil, society, and false indoctrination from the media made it seem like premarital sex is a good option for singles, and the married can have extramarital sex when their spouses denied them their conjugal rights or they don’t appear sexually appealing.
However, has it ever occurred to you that when you cook, you don’t feel like eating it because you lack the appetite to do so? Or perhaps, when you have food, you’d not feel like eating. But when you don’t have one, the temptation to eat will be much.
Meanwhile, see what the scripture says:
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell (Proverbs 9:17-18 KJV)
Premarital and extramarital sex are like stolen waters and the bread eaten in secret places. It is sweet to have illicit sex, but the outcome will be bitter to taste.
No matter the cloud 9 experience, or rounds you have, you will still have to face the consequences of such actions. Think about the emotional, physical, and spiritual effects of it, when they come, you will never remember those pleasurable moments.
But when you are married, you’d discover that marital sex is more honorable than illicit sex. It is a kind of intimacy that is done legally, honorably, and without any consequence. The outcome of marital sex is always a thing of joy, but for illicit sex, it’s a thing of sorrow.
Your spouse would be eager to hear that you missed your period as a woman, and a man would be proud that he made you pregnant. But it is usually not the case for illicit sex.
If you tell your boyfriend you missed your period, I’m sure you know what his response would be. Even if you don’t get to that point, you can’t escape what the scripture says in Proverbs 6:32-33,
“But whoso committeth adultery (or fornication) with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his soul. A wound and dishonor shall he get, and his reproach shall not be wiped away”.Proverbs 6:32-33 KJV
So, think twice before you indulge in this detestable act. I know the temptation is much, and I understand that “body no be firewood,” but when you count the consequences of illicit sex, you’d do all you can to pay the price to stay celibate till marriage.
When you engage in premarital or extramarital sex, you won’t be told that,
1. It destroys your soul.
2. You’d be wounded and dishonored.
3. You’d become one in spirit, soul, and body with whoever you have it with.
4. You’re gravitating towards the realm of hell and Hades.
5. God’s not present to endorse every act of illicit sex, but you give demons legal access to oppress you because you have violated a divine order.
6. With every illicit sex, something is lost, missed, and reduced. Ask King David after his encounter with Bathsheba, although you’d call him a man after God’s heart, the consequences of his actions affected his children, even the unborn ones – Solomon.
To stay away from illicit sex in this perilous time, secure your soul in prayer, be determined and disciplined, choose your association or friends wisely, feed your mind with God’s Word because it’s pure, lovely, and of a good report. Then, lastly, draw closer to God.
You can’t be several miles away from Him and you’d think discipline alone would make you overcome the temptation to have illicit sex.
Remember, illicit sex may appear sweet to a carnal soul, but carnality doesn’t exempt you from its consequence, even if God forgives. He loves you, but He doesn’t want you to perish in that awful and sinful act.