Obsession

The saying, “the bigger they are the harder they fall,” is true only in the sense that it’s harder to escape notice. Lately we’ve witnessed a series of famous men plummeting from the peaks of fame and fortune in one fell swoop.

Some say this is all about an obsession with power and control. Yes, but this is the half of it. It’s all about an obsession with sex, the abuse of power to acquire it, and the absence of any semblance of self control. These are, pure and simple, clear cases of men in perpetual states of unbridled lust.

…this natural drive must be reined in early or it will reign supreme.

Every man has been naturally wired to reproduce. But this natural drive must be reined in early or it will reign supreme. Unabated preoccupation with sex will certainly drive a man to take greater and greater risks. Sooner or later he’ll be caught with his pants down.

And don’t think for a second it’s just the rich and famous perpetrating these acts. Jesus set the bar high with his comment made famous by an ex-president about “having lust in your heart.” There are millions of men out there “groping with their eyes,” around the clock. In fact, the road to perdition can start with one curious Google search.

In this God-ordained union exhilaration can be experienced at “mind-blowing” levels without guilt or repercussions.

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God has provided a perfect way to satisfy this drive, and it’s a lifelong obsession with one woman. There are no restrictions in this realm within the boundaries of mutual love, honor and respect. It’s called the undefiled marriage bed. (Hebrews 13:4) To keep it that way requires supernatural self control, the kind only God can provide. This power redirects the primal urges back to one woman. In this God-ordained union exhilaration can be experienced at “mind-blowing” levels without guilt or repercussions.

Outside of Jesus, Solomon was the wisest man who ever tread this earth. He had thousands of women. None of his passions went unfulfilled. Yet, he wrote these words in Proverbs 5:15-23 of the way it really should be. Too bad he had to learn the hard way.

15 Drink water from your own cistern
And fresh water from your own well.
16 Should your springs be dispersed abroad,
Streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be yours alone
And not for strangers with you.
18 Let your fountain be blessed,
And rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19 As a loving hind and a graceful doe,
Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
Be exhilarated always with her love.
20 For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an adulteress
And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?
21 For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord,
And He watches all his paths.
22 His own iniquities will capture the wicked,
And he will be held with the cords of his sin.
23 He will die for lack of instruction,
And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. I defy more categorization than that. Been studying the Word for nigh on 40 years.
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