The Bible talks about four basic purposes of sex: procreation, recreation, release and intimate communication. Does it get any better than this?
Regarding sex as intimate communication, our Bible verse of the day is found in Genesis 2:24: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
Most Bible expositors teach that the “one flesh” spoken of in our verse means the amazing blending of body, spirit, mind and soul–your entire being–with your husband or wife. Talk about intimate communication!
In essence, the Lord’s great plan for sex was intended for married couples as a means of totally revealing themselves to each other. Sex is intimate communication because it provides a way for of a couple to “know” each other in the full sense of the word. That’s why Christian singles who choose to have sex outside of a commitment in marriage may enjoy “great sex”, but cheat themselves out of all the rest as God intended.
Today, as you dwell on the topic of sex as communication, pray for your future husband or wife. You may not know who they are, but God does! Thank the Lord that you are a sexual being, and thank Him that He is preparing a mate that will one day become “one flesh” with you.