3It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; 6and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. 7For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit. 1 Thes 4:3-8
I was on an outing today surrounded by boys... playing with them... having them croud around me... being affectionate with them... it was a most wonderful day. I came away from it so refreshed in my spirit. It was good, clean, healthy boylove. I loved it and so did they.
Then tonight my yf of 4 years opened up to me on some personal stuff for the first time (he's at that age). "I can't talk to my parents Cat, but I can talk to you"... I was SO BUZZED!
I thank God for passages like this one in Thesalonians. It's passages like this that give me days like today.
I could be out there pursuing my sexual desires with boys. I could be... it would be easy. I'm sure there are pleanty of boylovers who do and my life has not been without oppertunity.
God's word however, sets me on a different path. A path of sexual purity, of honouring my young brothers in Christ and of taking charge of my own body. And a passage like this one, puts the fear of God into me.... I don't want to be rejecting God!
Sexual activity that can seem "loving", "consentual" and "wonderful" to the eyes of my natural man, is shown by this passage to be "wronging my brother" and "taking advantage of him". I praise God for imparting that kind of wisdom in His word.
I'm no sexual holyman by any stretch.... and I'm certainly not without my sinfull ways and failings... but regardless of my sinfulness and the obstacles and stumbles I have along the way.... passages like this one show the path and light the way and days like today are the resulting blessings of walking on it.
Father, thank you for every holy, joyous, loving interaction we get to have with the boys we so adore. Help us ever to enjoy the fruits of controlling our bodies and our sexual desires without regret, without fear, and most of all without leading the boys we love into sexual sin. Help us to have wisdom to know our own weaknesses and set boundaries to protect our holiness and "avoid" sexual immorality. I ask these things in Jesus name.