About Jesus Steve Sweetman
Act of Sex
created all things including men and women. When creation was complete,
He sat back and noted that all He created was "very good".
(Genesis 1:31) When
God sat back and gazed on all He had created, what would He have seen
when He gazed upon Adam and Eve? He
would have seen a naked man and a naked woman, and in His eyes, that was
"very good". The
naked beauty of a man and his wife was, and still is, a beautiful aspect
of God's will for men and women.
went wrong in Genesis 3. When
Adam and Eve disobeyed the Lord, all of what God created them to be
suddenly changed. Adam and
Eve were no longer who they once were.
I don't believe we have any idea of the change that took place at
that moment within the nature of who we are.
one visible thing we see concerning this change that took place with
Adam and Eve is that they were now embarrassed by their nakedness.
That which was once very good and pleasing in the eyes of God,
and I'm sure very good and pleasing in the eyes of Adam and Eve, was now
embarrassing. Shame entered
the beauty of God's creation.
and Eve covered themselves with leaves.
That didn't seem good enough for God so He went one step farther
and provided clothes from the skin of an animal to cover their
the moment of disobedience the beauty of nakedness turned into
awkwardness, and that awkwardness disrupted the beautiful relationship
Adam and Eve enjoyed with each other.
The perfect unity between husband and wife was shattered, and we
feel that affect every day of our lives.
It wasn't just the beauty of their naked bodies that had lost its
luster, but the beauty of their relationship had just suffered one
act of sex was meant to be the most beautiful and pleasant thing that a
husband and wife could do together.
It was the ultimate expression of a perfect relationship, but
that was to be no more. Ever since Genesis 3, the act of sex and all
that goes along with it; all the good and bad, the abundance of lack
thereof, can be just as much frustrating as it can be pleasurable.
act of sex has been said to be the strongest thing that motivates men,
and probably women as well, at least in our younger years.
I've always said that "sex and money drive the world".
I believe that if you could pull back the curtains of the affairs
of men and woman, we'd see lots of inappropriate sex and lots of
with all this in mind, the Bible says very little about the appropriate
aspect to the act of sex between a husband and his wife other than in
Songs of Solomon, and what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 7:1.
There, Paul tells the men and women in
though the act of sex has its frustrations in this fallen world and
among our fallen relationships, God's original intensions still exist.
The nakedness of a husband and wife, and all that goes along with
it, "is very good".