I’m not an expert, but i’ll try to give a little image of what is the image of woman in the Bible. As a human, off course we’ll need the connection with our sexual-partner, we’ll miss to have sex. A clergyman said that sex is holy, a scientist said that sex is pivot and biologic. But it seems that we often misinterpreted sex and our opposite-sex. If sex isn’t be spoken in the church, then where’s Christians will hear the truth? It’s so easy in this modern era to search about sex and visiting a porn site.
I confess that i ever watched porn when i was in junior high school. I had a bad companionship at that moment. I don’t wanna tell about it more here, but i saw that porn has altered the brain and change perspective about our opposite sex. When GOD created a man, it’s purely His image and so when He created woman. Woman is a suitable companion to help a man, it’s perfect image of “the living” which is the word root of Eve. This image was broken when human fallen. The human desire was corrupted and it made GOD wanted to demolish all of human but Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
We see that human desire have a dramatic change in GOD’s sight, “Genesis 6:5 But the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” The truth is that a woman image is holy. When a godly man sees a woman, i believe he will see her attitude and holiness, like when Boaz look at Ruth he said that”…for all the city of my people do know that you are a vigorous woman”.
A picture of woman in Song of Solomon is described as us, the church. It speaks much about holiness and great relationship with Christ in prayer. Woman image also described as a blessing, “Isaiah 66:11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolation; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of glory.” That’s an image of woman, isn’t it?
This verse speaks about those who love church (verse 10 “rejoice ye with Jerusalem…all ye who love her, … all you who mourn with her). All that love GOD love Jerusalem; they love the church of GOD, and lay their interest very near their heart. If we suffer with Christ and sorrow with His church, we shall reign with Him and rejoice with her. We will suck the word of GOD, the covenant grace, the ordinances of GOD, and all the opportunities of attending on Him and conversing with Him. So woman here is described as a blessing.
If we see woman in porn, will it still a blessing and holy? It was altered into seductive spirit and abusive picture. It’ll broke women image and men desire. The goal of porn is clear, it’s organized crime, they seek money and trade women for their benefit. Watching porn is just the same like watching women being exploited in brothel places, it’s a picture of prostitution. In Germany, when prostitution was legalized in 2002, one million men pay to use 450,000 girls and women.
Our imagination is the best gift and we’re born with that. The best way we can touch GOD holiness is by surrendering our life and mind to His Spirit who is ready to help and change us. Honestly, stop for your personal well being. Porn is far away from sex itself, it’s just an image of rape and prostitution. Think about this, where desire brings you? Maybe, if you don’t stop, you’ll do it someday, be jailed, and it’s game over.
Sex is mystery, keep it as powerful expression of covenant love, wrapped in mystery and complexity. Don’t open it until the time is ripe and it pleases.
Proverbs 4:23 Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.