An Undefiled Marriage Bed

“Let marriage be held in high honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous” (Hebrews 13:4).

Sports build character.

NOT!

If sports icons like Brett Favre and Andre Agassi are any indication of the morality and character produced by sports, parents are well-advised to keep their children out of sports and away from the lockerrooms. 

Favre’s “sexting” scandal was not really considered truly scandalous by most of the media outlets or the typical sports fans or the NFL.  We’re calloused to it by now, aren’t we? 

I wonder if Ms. Favre is calloused to it?  And his children?  Grandchild?  Nothing to inspire pride in a grandpa like knowing he sends nude photos of himself to some random woman, huh?!

And now, add Andre Agassi to the ever-growing list of the maritally-challenged.  According to Fox Sports (http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/Andre-Agassi-auctions-glimpse-of-Steffi-Graf-naked-photo-011011) Agassi offered to show a nude photo of his wife to the highest bidder at an auction.  I’m sure it was all for charity, which of course justifies it.

NOT!

In the end, Agassi ended up selling out his wife, and possibly his own soul, for $4000

Men of God, Dads, brothers and sons, rise up and renounce this puny, fake, filthy excuse for manhood!  Do not allow your sons and daughters to become sports idolaters.  Sports heroes will inevitably let them down, and apparently will also lead them to glamorize defiling their marriage beds.

Defiling a marriage is an ugly thing.  Agassi welcomed another man into his private sanctuary, his marriage bed, when he “showed off” his wife’s nude body.  Favre, too invited another woman into the sacred chamber which should have been exclusively reserved for his marriage. 

Men and women, God does not look kindly into allowing a third party into our marriages, be it by way of simple interference / split allegiance, or by way of sexual immorality / infidelity.  (The only third party we should desire in our marriages is Christ Himself, and He belongs in the center, first place.) 

Friends, The Judge is coming one day.  Only one way to resolve defecating on your own marriage bed . . .

“Repent and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).  Renounce your sexual sin and filth and cry out for mercy to Jesus who never defiled anything ever, period. 

And lest some of us get high-minded here, let’s not forget the words of the God-man, Jesus: “I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matt 5:28).

Forgive me, O Lord.  I plead the blood of Jesus over all my sins.  Give me grace to hate the stain of sexual immorality.  Give me courage and strength as a man to honor my wife and never invite, by any means whatsoever, another human partner into the sacred relationship you have given me with my wife.  Lord, please heal broken marriages today.  Please grant repentance to that man or woman who has invited someone else into their marriage.  Help them give that 3rd party the boot swiftly!  Restore the joy of sacrificial love to them.  In Jesus’ Name. 

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