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The Sanctity of the Marital Bed

A Spiritual Perspective

By Rev. Alexander Fenning-SenchereyPublished 2 months ago β€’ 4 min read
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In the sacred institution of marriage, the bed is not merely a physical space; it is a symbol of divine union, blessed and ordained by God Himself. I would like to delve into the profound significance of safeguarding the sanctity of the marital bed, exploring the spiritual ramifications of its defilement, the moral implications, and the path to restoration.

Introduction: The Divine Institution of Marriage

Marriage, ordained by God, is a covenant between two individuals, sealed in love and commitment. Within this covenant, the marital bed holds a central place, signifying the intimate bond between spouses, both physical and spiritual. It is within this sacred space that the union is consummated, symbolizing the oneness of hearts, minds, and bodies.

The Sin of Defiling the Marital Bed:

To defile the marital bed is to violate the very essence of marriage itself. It is an act of betrayal not only against one's spouse but against God, who ordained the union. The Bible unequivocally condemns adultery and sexual immorality, emphasizing the sanctity of marriage and the exclusive bond between husband and wife. God is the marital bed in every marriage covenant.

This bed is not the physical bed in the room but a spiritual bed both the man and the woman carry around in their daily affairs. Therefore, when one has sex on the physical bed or outside the marriage, the spiritual bed which is the center chamber for God is contaminated.

Linkage to Fornication and Immorality Among the Youth:

The erosion of moral values and the glorification of casual sex have led to widespread fornication and sexual immorality among young people. The youth carry a spiritual bed not covenanted till marriage. This bed is the same bed that will be used to bridge and seal the marital covenant. However, most of these bed have been consumed with sexual sin. The spiritual shelter of these beds have been destroyed and that is why many though not all have difficulty getting married because the Devil has established his seat in the chamber of that single bedroom.

By defiling the marital bed, individuals contribute to the normalization of promiscuity, undermining the sanctity of marriage and perpetuating a cycle of moral decay.

Biblical Foundation:

Hebrews 13:4: "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral."

1 Corinthians 6:18: "Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body."

Matthew 5:27-28: "You have heard that it was said, β€˜You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."

Negative Effects of Defiling the Marital Bed:

The consequences of defiling the marital bed extend far beyond the physical realm. It inflicts deep emotional wounds, shattering trust and intimacy within the marriage. Moreover, it tarnishes one's spiritual purity, distancing the individual from God and disrupting the harmony of the marital bond.

Contamination of Spiritual Life:

The spiritual repercussions of defiling the marital bed are profound. It severs the sacred connection between spouses and disrupts the divine order established by God. The soul becomes burdened with guilt and shame, hindering spiritual growth and communion with the Almighty.

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Repentance is the first step towards healing and restoration. Through sincere confession and contrition, one can seek forgiveness from God and reconcile with their spouse. Additionally, seeking counsel from wise and trusted spiritual mentors can provide guidance and support in the journey towards redemption.

Prayers for Restoration:

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Heavenly Father, grant us the strength to uphold the sanctity of our marriage and the purity of our bed.

Lord, cleanse our hearts from all impurity and renew within us a steadfast spirit of love and fidelity.

May Your grace abound in our lives, restoring what has been broken and transforming our marriage into a beacon of Your light.

Help us to walk in righteousness and obedience, honoring You in all our thoughts, words, and deeds.

Lord, bless our union abundantly, that we may glorify Your name and testify to Your faithfulness for generations to come.

In conclusion, the bed of God in the institution of marriage is a hallowed space, deserving of utmost reverence and protection. Defiling it is not merely a transgression against human morality but a sin against the Almighty Himself. Through repentance, prayer, and commitment to righteousness, couples can reclaim the sanctity of their union and experience the fullness of God's blessings in their marriage.

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