“Unstable as water, you shall not excel, because you went up to your father’s bed; then you defiled it...” – Gen 49:4
Joseph would have put a peg on his ascension to the throne if he had sacrificed his destined kingdom treasure for the pleasure of sin. Many youth have corrupted and exchanged God’s plan for their lives for ashes. They chose the pathway of Esau who sold his birth-right for a morsel of pottage. The moment you allow yourself to be overwhelmed by the spirit of lust, you will never be able to trace your way to the height of glory which God has prepared for you. This assertion holds true because the spirit of lust makes a man to lose his spiritual and mental reasoning.
By virtue of sexual covetousness, Reuben traded his excellency for mediocrity. He allowed his desires to overrule the plan of God for his life. When Jacob, his father, would have blessed him, he inherited a curse that swapped his glory for shame. Are you overwhelmed by the force of sexual immorality? Run to the Cross, where you will encounter the touch of heaven.
Sex is the intimate pleasure designed by God for faithful life partners (i.e. male and female) who are enrolled in the school of marriage, as ordained by God (Gen 2:24). Every sexual engagement, pre-enrolment in the school of marriage yields a pre-mature destiny in lieu of the attainment of a fulfilled destiny. When sex is idolized and adulterated in the school of marriage, marital faithfulness and commitment is trampled under feet while both or either of the unfaithful partners become engrossed in extra-marital affairs, just as a man forsakes His Creature in pursuit of sinful pleasure.
For sex not to become pestilence to your soul, break off from fornication as a youth and abide faithful to your spouse as one who is enrolled in the school of marriage. May you not trash your destiny in the miry clay by virtue of promiscuous lifestyle in Jesus name.