“God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” ~ Romans 5:8
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
~ 1 John 4:7-8
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For our sake he made him who knew no sin to be sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
-2 Corinthians 5:21 (ESV, slightly modified)
Let that penetrate your soul as it did mine some years ago and almost made me cry.
The world likes to twist Scriptural truths.
They’d like to have us think sex is all about us but one of the main reasons God gave us such a powerful gift is not to get our rocks off. It’s to serve our spouse. By putting their needs above ours.
Our reciprocal pleasure should only be a side effect of the sacrificial love we give out.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his [wife].”
– John 15:13