The Well Community Church

Weekly Sermons

1 Corinthians 7:1-5 / Your Marital Duty

March 11, 2012

God’s design was one man with one woman for life as the ideal expression of both the image of God, as well as sexual fulfillment for a man and a woman. So what should that expression of sexuality look like in the context of a marriage? God intended for the sexual fulfillment of a spouse to rest squarely on the shoulders of the other spouse, meaning our sexual desires are not ours to fulfill; they are our spouse’s responsibility. Our spouse’s desires are not theirs to fulfill by themselves, but ours to fulfill for them. Paul goes as far as to call it a duty or an obligation to our spouses, because sex between a married couple creates a connection between them that they don’t have with anyone else, and that connection glorifies God as each spouse serves the other.

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