Pornography is like water – it’s everywhere. These days it is extremely rampant. With just a click, you get instant, free access. But that doesn’t mean you have to drink it. There is someone in your life that will have to compete for your purity when you indulge yourself in pornography. Soft porn, hard porn, whatever – it’s all the same. Pornography is pornography.
When you watch or read pornography, you’re looking at a human being and you are lusting after that person. And the Bible is very serious about lust.
“But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” – Matthew 5:28
The Word of God equates lusting after another to adultery
“But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.” – Proverbs 6:32
The Bible does not take pornography very lightly. It ultimately explicitly condemns those who indulge themselves in lust. It provides no room for excuses. No, not even one.
Notice the verse says “Whoever does so destroys himself.” When you indulge yourself in pornography you destroy something in yourself – you batter it and shatter it into pieces. That part of you is your purity – which is one of the greatest treasures you can keep for your future spouse. It is how you can show your love to that special someone even while you have yet to meet.
You might not know it or think about it now but letting yourself indulge in pornography and lose your purity is something that will compete with your future spouse. It will not let your marriage stay pure – it will invade your most intimate moments and will desecrate your sexual union – that which God has called good.
Do not let pornography take control over your discipline and choice. It can very quickly become an addiction which is hard to break. Only with the grace of God are you going to be able to overcome it. Love your future spouse and do not let any competition build up between you and him/her. Consecrate yourself – first to God then for your future husband/wife and he/she will surely love you. And I am completely sure that God will honor you.