Keeping Sex UnadulteratedSeptember 13, 2016 Save Article
God gave sex to husbands and wives not only for procreation, but also for fellowship, communion, joy, comfort, and mutual love. When the Bible records a husband and wife coming together sexually, it uses the word “knew” instead of sex.
What does that mean? It means that sex is a form of communication that cannot be put into words. It is a way of saying, “I love you” that you cannot say any other way. When God says in His holy Ten Commandments, “Thou shalt not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14), and in the epistles, “Flee fornication” (1 Corinthians 6:18), God is not trying to keep sex from you. He is keeping sex for you.
You see, sex is a wonderful, beautiful gift of God. So when God says, “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” it is because the marriage bed is so wonderful that God does not want you to adulterate it.