For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night. Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just.
Psalm 51:3-4, NLT
These words were written by King David after he had been confronted for his adultery with another man’s wife. Many times when our sexual misbehavior becomes known to others, we feel embarrassed and remorseful for the pain we have caused others. Though we hope for our friends and family to show us mercy and have compassion on us, deep inside we still don’t recognize our behavior as being wrong.
Many of us simply wait for time to pass and the normal routine to return. Then we try to find a way to behave sexually in the same manner that had been embarrassing and caused our friends and family grief. Only this time, we try to develop a better way of hiding our sexual misbehavior.
Focus on what is right in God’s sight when it comes to sexual behavior. Sex between a man and woman who are married is by God’s design. Any form of sexual behavior outside of this is not in God’s plan for sexual expression.
David acknowledged that his adultery was rebellion against God’s plan for sex. He also stated that his behavior was evil. The Evil One wants to steal, kill, and destroy. Sexual misbehavior steals, kills, and destroys lives and marriages.
If you have been acting out sexually in a negative manner, admit the behavior is wrong. Then focus on behaving in the right way–A God honoring and pleasing way.