Your Sexuality and Your Choice
Women, by nature, are not inherently shameful temptresses nor are men uncontrollable sexual animals. Both have complete control and choice in their actions. They are not in any way so dictated by circumstance or so enslaved by hormonal cravings that they cannot make a willful choice. To believe otherwise is to imply a subhuman and inferior quality in ourselves and fellow image bearers. To be human is to have choice.
Now, since we do have choice regarding the expression of our sexuality we must understand that our choice will be determined by what is in our heart. Have we made the decision to allow our hearts to be drunk with the Spirit or intoxicated by the flesh? No rule or caution can be so strong that it will be able to prevent the intent of our heart from being expressed either in action or in thought. This is then a call for us to choose to humble ourselves before the Spirit and allow Him to be the influence by which we think and desire. There is no other way to maintain true purity than by submitting to the control of the Holy Spirit.
The protection of our hearts and the purity of our bodies then need not be obtained through fear or legalism but rather through the freedom of resting in the Spirit and His gentle leading.
It is rational that personal boundaries be made through wisdom but with the intent of promoting love, service and freedom... not fear, ritual or legalism.
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