Defying God’s Rules about Sex

I Chronicles 14:3 And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat more sons and daughters.

As David settles in as king, he takes more wives and proceeds to have more children. God never meant for a man to have wives. God made Adam and Eve with no replacement parts. That is His plan. David here takes more wives, but that was never supposed to happen. The command given before the first king was anointed was for them not to take more wives. Read Deuteronomy 17:17

Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Multiplying wives would cause his heart to turn away. That is exactly what happened with Solomon. Read these verses

I Kings 11:3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. 4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

Mankind has an apparently insatiable appetite for sex. He is not satisfied with what God gave him. This will only lead to sin and more sin.

Bible instruction for all of us would be to marry only one woman and live with her till death do us part. We should keep our eyes off of other women either physically or virtually. In other words no lusting over women in person or through porn, etc. Marry yourself a godly woman. Cultivate that relationship all of your life. Honor God by enjoying marriage as He meant it to be!

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