There are two crucial questions we must always contend with as it relates to pornography addiction.
- How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame?
- How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?
As our brotherhood gathered tonight, we addressed these questions. Our sexuality is something glorious given to us by our Creator. He intends that we would express our sexuality in the context of a mutually monogamous marriage relationship. But we are adept at taking that glorious gift and using it shamefully: the production and consumption of pornography or sex with someone other than our wife, for example.
We so often delude ourselves. And every time we seek to fulfill our sexual drives apart from His provision, we are worshiping a false god.
That false god may only be my own pleasure, but it is still a false god. And for the pornography addict, there is always something deeper than the act of looking at porn which is driving the indulgence. It might be a desire for affirmation or validation. It might be the way i medicate my pain of loneliness or disappointment.
We know how to make sex a god. It would be much better if we could get connected to the God of sex — the Creator Himself. Sex, intended to bring a husband and wife together in wonderful intimacy; strengthened by the spiritual nakedness of vulnerability; and learning how to give themselves to each other in selfless service, is a beautiful gem which ought to be cherished.
Instead, we give it away so cheaply. And in pornography we are warped and deceived by false intimacy.
How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?