The Real Truth about Sex NLT Student Devotional 'Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a skilled craftsman. Your navel is perfectly formed.' Where would you expect to find this kind of writing? A steamy romance novel? The Internet? How about your local Biblenamely Song of Songs 7:1-2? Song of Songs provides a frank and poetic view of sex. Sex is God’s inventionnot Hollywood’s or the average music video producer. So, what can we conclude from this? Sex is good. Unfortunately, some have treated this aspect of God’s creation as if it were shameful or to be avoided. But God created sex, and he created us as sexual creatures; therefore, sex is good. Sex is powerful. Of all the ways people have of expressing themselves to one another, sex is the most powerful. It involves a person’s total being. When sex is kept in its proper contextmarriageit is a powerful vehicle for good, for bringing a husband and wife together as one. Unfortunately, when sex is expressed before or outside of marriage, it can be powerfully destructive. Think of it like this: Would you give a six-year-old the keys to a new Ferrari and send him or her out to drive it in the Grand Prix? No way, right? A six-year-old isn’t physically, mentally, or emotionally prepared to handle the car or the course. Get the picture? Sex is made for marriage. Period. Sex is such an explosive force between two people that it must be expressed in an environment of love, support, and commitment. Especially commitment. That’s what is missing in sex outside of marriagecommitment. Sex is 100 percent physical commitment. Unless there is 100 percent emotional, financial, social, and spiritual commitment, the relationship will be unbalanced and will probably collapse, leading to pain, anger, shame, and much more. Those who decide to become sexually involved in spite of God’s instructions shouldn’t be surprised when, like our young Ferrari driver, they crash and burn. Sex, as the Song of Songs says so beautifully, is God’s idea. If you follow his leadingincluding waiting until marriage to have sexyou’ll experience one of God’s greatest gifts in a way that is fulfilling to you and pleasing to him.