Profiting from the Emphasis in Scripture on Sexual Sinfulness

December 10, 2016

Abundant content in Scripture about sexual sinfulness signals an area of human sinfulness that the Spirit has highlighted for our profit. At least 46 of the 66 books of the Bible have such content.

In the OT, at least 26 of the 39 books provide divine revelation concerning sexual sinfulness.

  1. Gen. 19:5-9; 19:32ff; 34:2, 31; 35:22; 38:15, 21f, 24; 39:7, 12, 14; 49:4
  2. Exod. 20:14; 22:16
  3. Lev. 15:24; 18:22f; 19:29; 20:5, 10, 12f, 15, 18, 20; 21:7, 9, 14
  4. Num. 5:13; 25:1
  5. Deut. 5:18; 22:21ff, 25, 28f; 23:17f; 28:30
  6. Jos. 2:1; 6:17, 22, 25
  7. Jdg. 11:1; 16:1; 19:2, 22, 25
  8. 1 Sam. 2:22
  9. 2 Sam. 11:4; 12:11; 13:11, 14
  10. 1 Ki. 3:16; 14:24; 15:12; 22:46
  11. 2 Ki. 23:7
  12. 1 Chron. 5:1
  13. Job 24:15
  14. Ps. 50:18
  15. Prov. 2:16-19; 5:3, 20; 6:23, 26, 32; 7:5-27; 20:16; 23:27; 27:13; 29:3; 30:20
  16. Isa. 13:16; 23:15f
  17. Jer. 3:1, 3; 5:7; 7:9; 9:2; 13:27; 23:10, 14; 29:23
  18. Lam. 5:11
  19. Ezek. 16:31ff; 23:44f
  20. Hos. 1:2; 2:2, 4f; 3:1, 3; 4:2, 11, 14, 18
  21. Joel 3:3
  22. Amos 2:7; 7:17
  23. Mic. 1:7
  24. Hab. 2:15-16
  25. Zech. 14:2
  26. Mal. 3:5

Twenty of the 27 NT books have content concerning sexual sinfulness; this profound NT emphasis against this category of human sinfulness informs us as NT Christians that earnestly contending for the faith will always include addressing these sins with the same directness, earnestness, forcefulness, sobriety, and repetition that the Spirit does.

  1. Matt. 5:27f, 32; 15:19; 19:9, 18; 21:31f
  2. Mk. 7:21f; 10:11f, 19
  3. Lk. 15:30; 16:18; 18:11, 20
  4. Jn. 4:17-18; 8:3f, 41
  5. Acts 15:20, 29; 21:25
  6. Rom. 1:29; 2:22; 7:3; 13:9
  7. 1 Co. 5:1, 9ff; 6:9, 13, 15f, 18; 7:2; 10:8
  8. 2 Co. 12:21
  9. Gal. 5:19
  10. Eph. 4:19; 5:3, 5
  11. Col. 3:5
  12. 1 Thess. 4:3
  13. 1 Tim. 1:10
  14. 2 Tim. 2:22
  15. Heb. 11:31; 12:16; 13:4;
  16. Jas. 2:11, 25; 4:4
  17. 1 Pet. 4:3
  18. 2 Pet. 2:14
  19. Jude 1:4, 7
  20. Rev. 2:14, 20ff; 9:21; 21:8; 22:15

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