Marriage is honorable. Having your own man or woman is honorable.
Heb 13:4: Marriage is honorable in all
Marriage is honorable
This is not a sin but honorable in the eyes of God.
Reason Paul said,
1 Cor 7:36: But if any man think that he behaves himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sins not: let them marry.
If virgins, never had sexual intercourse and the need so require, they have not sinned but married one another (became a man and wife). This is honorable.
Paul also states,
1 Cor 7:28: But and if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she has not sinned.
If you cannot exercise self-control it is better to marry, have your own sex partner, than to burn with passion.
1 Cor 7:9: But if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
To avoid fornication (sexual immorality) every man and woman should have his/her own husband/wife.
1 Cor 7:1-2: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Your own husband or wife means that s/he is the only sex partner you have.
And you should render due affection to each other
1 Cor 7:3 let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband
Reason a husband has no authority over his body but his wife and vise-versa.
1 Cor 7:4 the wife has not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband has not power of his own body, but the wife.
This is to ensure that the woman gets the sexual satisfaction she deserves/wants and vise-versa.
Reason Paul said that you should not deny each other sex unless you both agree.
1 Cor 7:5: Do not deprive one another, except it be with consent for a time … so that Satan does not tempt you not for your lack of self-control.
Marriage takes care of human’s fleshly sexual desires when in the world and it is part of God creation plan of humans. See that from the beginning, God first created Adam then the woman and called them ‘man and his wife’. See what constitutes marriage.
In heaven and through-out eternity, there is no marriage between a man and a woman.
Mt 22:30: For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
Our fleshly body will be transformed to heavenly body thus we will have no sexual desires.
1 Cor 15:42-44: So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
5 things that dishonor marriage
1. Defiling marriage bed
Marriage bed must not be defiled.
Heb 13:4: Marriage is honorable in all and the bed undefiled
Marriage is only between one male and one female. Polygamy is a sin.
3. Homosexuality (marriage between same-sex)
Marriage between two people of same-sex (homosexuality) is a sin. See Homosexuality is a sin (next)
4. Fornication (sexual immorality)
5. Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation dishonors a marriage. See what the Bible teaches about divorce.
Keep marriage honorable in the eyes of God. Let God standards be your standards of what is good and bad. Your standards, other people standards or the world standards are rebellion to God.
The institute of marriage is under attack. Fornication, adultery, divorces and separation, homosexuality, etc have been accepted has a norm and they are destroying the marriage institute.
Marriage is honorable in the eyes of God and for that reason the son, Jesus Christ, will marry his bride, the church, in the marriage supper of the lamb.
Rev 19:7: Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready.