Friday, March 8, 2013

8 March 2013 - 1 Corinthians 7: 5

Friday, March 8

Do not be depriving each other of it. — 1 Cor. 7:5

Marriage does not furnish automatic protection against sexual uncleanness. Married people find protection from immorality only if they stay within the sexual bounds that the Originator of marriage has established for them. (1 Cor. 7:2-4) Sexual relations with her husband become the exclusive privilege of the wife; he likewise has the same privilege with her alone. Each is expected to provide the other with the marital “due,” or sexual relations that a married person has the right to receive. However, some husbands and wives spend long periods of time apart—taking separate vacations or being away from each other because of secular work, thus depriving each other of the “due.” Imagine the tragedy if because of the “lack of self-regulation,” a person yields to satanic pressure and commits adultery. Jehovah blesses family heads who provide for their families without risking their marriages. — Ps. 37:25 w11 10/15 2:19, 20