Then Amnon hated her with intense hatred. In fact, he hated her more than he loved her. Amnon said to her, “Get up and get out!” 2 Samuel 13:15
Immediate and instant pleasure is the desire of the world. The faster one can be pleased the happier he is, in the moment. People look to fulfill all of their desires ignoring what the cost may be due to the desire being fulfilled. Some come at a high price. Most pleasures sought by the world are fleeting and end very quickly, leaving one desiring even more.
Amnon had chosen to rape his sister, Tamar, and immediately afterwards hated her worse than he thought he loved her.
God made man and woman to desire each other in the realm of marriage. Outside of marriage the desire may still be there and if attempted to be fulfilled will satisfy in the moment, but afterwards it will leave one empty, desiring more and hating what one already received.
Some believers are drawn into the trap of the world that immoral sex is enjoyable and desirable. Without restraint upon their thoughts some will act upon their immoral desires.
As with any sin, not just sexual, it leaves one empty and guilty of sin. Instead of blaming self for the sin, many will choose to blame others. In the process of blaming others, they will hate the others greatly for ‘bringing’ on the sin.
Just as one must keep himself pure from sexual immorality, every believer must also strive to keep himself pure from any sin. Jesus died to take away sin and the guilt of all sin. Believers do not have to go back to sin or be guilty again if they choose to follow Christ and obey His commands. He brings love and fulfillment where sin only brings about hatred and unfulfillment.
Sin will always be at your door knocking to get you to participate in it. You have a choose to flee the temptation and immediate pleasure or to choose God and eternal pleasures that none can take away. Be willing to deny yourself immediate pleasure in order to do God’s will for your life. It may be painful and difficult in the moment, but it will gain eternal rewards in the end.
If you have done anything sinful, whether sexual or non-sexual, repent of it and receive God’s forgiveness, love peace and fulfillment in your life.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will strengthen you to flee all sexual sins; that you will seek God’s desire for your life; that you will find pleasure and fulfillment in obeying God’s law; and that you will know God’s forgiveness and love for you.