Sex: A Love Offering
September 28, 2012 3 Comments
Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. I Corinthians 7:3 (King James Version of the Holy Bible)
You do know that Apostle Paul is talking about sex in I Corinthians 7:3, don’t you? He is making the point that a part of the promise of marriage is that we have access to one another’s body for sexual gratification. And the Greek term interpreted in KJV as benevolence actually means good will. It is interpreted as such in Ephesians.
With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men… Ephesians 6:7 (King James Version of the Holy Bible)
Good will. Enthusiasm. Cheerful willingness.
We owe (due) one another good will (benevolence). Good will is a cheerful willing attitude which results in grace. In other words, sex doesn’t function well as some chorish labor that is rendered solely out of obligation. It is the act of eating wherein the need to do it is matched by an equally strong appetite to do it and to do it well.
And while we don’t always want to eat, we sometimes do it anyway…because it is the healthy thing to do. And when we lose our appetite for too long a period, we seek help because we know something is not right. So it must be regarding the state of our sexual appetite when we are married. No one should suffer malnutrition!
Don’t just give your spouse sex. Be willing, enthusiastic and filled with good will. Give your spouse a love offering.