Gettin a little Bit

(Gen 38:16)  And he turned aside to her by the roadway, and said, Come now, let me come in to you. For he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. And she said, What will you give me that you may come in to me?

One topic that is not taught or preached on as much as it should be in our churches is that of sex. The Bible is full of stories involving sex yet for the most part it is avoided in many of our churches. People will take a stand against abortion but neglect to use that same amount of zeal when it comes to fornication. In a 2011 article in The Christian Post it was found that as many as 80 percent of unmarried evangelical young adults had sex. This may be one of the reasons that fornication is not talked about so much. This in my opinion is a sad commentary when it comes to some churches not addressing fornication or sex at all.

The church can’t say what sex is appropriate and what is not when they really don’t address sex and sexuality in their messages and teachings. As I stated the Bible is full of stories that includes sex. Rape is in the Bible, Homosexuality is mentioned in the Bible, Incest is in the Bible. Prostitution is in the Bible which is found in our scripture text. Here we find Judah who is a widower and Father-in-law to Tamar who he refuses to give his final son to in marriage seeing the previous two sons who God saw one as being evil and the other doing evil so he killed both of them.

Tamar knew the habits of her father-in-law how he would go into town and have sex with harlots. This is where our text comes from Tamar disguises herself her father-in-law goes into town comes across her and requests what she would want in order to have sex with her. The lineage that leads to David as well as Christ is a result of the child that Tamar has from having sex with her father-in-law. She actually has twins. However, we rarely her the reality of how the savior’s lineage was actually started. Which I believe is a mistake people have all kinds of sexual needs, urges, and desires. I believe the church should discuss these head on. We don’t condemn we don’t condone we talk. I may have more to share on this topic should the spirit inspire me to do so. Until next time be Encouraged and Blessed Minister Mike.

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