OK students. Time to go beyond last night’s message. So guys… it was your night. We talked about “who a guy is”… notice I didn’t call it “what a guy wants” because we all know that would be a short message. What I tried to do was show you some important differences between guys and girls and why God wired us differently. One of the main differences that I wanted you to understand was that girls are wired more relationally, but guys are wired more physically.
Some of you look at that and you say, what’s the big deal? Watch this. Some of you girls, you start in a relationship, and you go “Oh, he wants a relationship, he calls me, we talk, we IM”, you know you’re all into this stuff. And then, here’s what happens. The door opens up, and on the other side of the door is a physical relationship. And it’s such a nice relationship, we spend time together and we talk late at night, and we have such a good time. And then we walk through that door of the physical relationship, and we begin to be physical with each other, and you know what happens? All of a sudden, the talking stops. I’ve heard this a million times. The talking stops. We had a good relationship until we got physical, and then you know why? Because it’s easier to make out, it’s easier to have sex; it’s easier to be physical than it is to be relational. And that’s where a lot of pain comes in as you walk through the ‘physical’ door. I can’t tell you how many girls have said; “I thought I would be with him forever”. And I can’t also tell you how many times relationships have ended within a short period of time after they’ve had sex.
Guys, God did wire us to be more ‘physical’ and that is a good thing. Remember – He created us the way He wanted us to be – He didn’t mess up. Relationships were His idea, sex was his idea. But His ideas also came with a perfect plan. You cannot take HIS ideas and put them into YOUR own plans. His plan was that someday, you can be that one plus one equals one for the rest of your life.
1 Corinthians 6:15, “Don’t you realize that your bodies are actually parts of Christ? Should a man take his body, which belongs to Christ, and join it to a prostitute? Never! And don’t you know that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? For the Scriptures say, “The two are united into one.” But the person who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Run away from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Or don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.”
God paid a high price for you and for me when He died on the cross. And I believe that when you stay sexually pure, you know what you do? You say thank you to God. Thank you God, I’m going to honor you with my body. The Bible says that if Christ lives within you, your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and you honor God with your body and honor him with your sexuality. And let him reward that in incredible ways, when you find that person that you’re going to spend the rest of your life with!