Last week, I went to Boracay to minister in our singles retreat. I got caught in traffic in front of NAIA 3 (due to road diggings) at 6am and my flight was at 7am. I decided to take some drastic action. I flagged down a motorcycle that would bring me to NAIA 2 (since I took the PAL flight). And a guy was kind enough to stop and let me hop on board his motorbike. It’s a good thing that I only brought a backpack with me for the trip since I was only staying in Boracay for a night. So I almost took all modes of transportation to get to Boracay – a motorcycle, a plane, a bus, a boat and a van. When I got to the conference venue, the singles looked excited and exhausted (from the beach activities in the morning).
I was asked to preach on the topic of sex. Singles and sex. Is there a connection? Should there be sex as a single? The answer of course is obvious – NO! The bible is clear “there must not even be a hint of sexual immorality. . .” This is indeed, a challenge to the Christian single. In the midst of a promiscuous culture, one must have a big vision and strong conviction to remain pure and holy. I don’t believe in “safe sex”. There should only be “save sex” until you are married. It can be done. And it’s worth the wait.
We are not to follow the standards of the world but the standards of God.
Col. 3:5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
Col. 3:6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.