Imagine a wealthy investor giving you a plot of land with a literal gold mine on it. What would the investor think of you if you never mined its riches?
It seems foolish to sit on top of such wealth and not tap into it. Yet this is what many of us do with our sexuality.
God has worked into our sexuality a storehouse of riches for us to discover and enjoy.
For example, we get to uncover many wonderful truths about God. Our masculine nature reveals the strength of God on our behalf – strength that protects us, guides us, and provides for us life to the full. The feminine nature unveils the beauty of God – beauty that comforts, nourishes, and inspires. Through our sexual desires God also gives us a glimpse of his passionate desire for us, and through sex an image of his oneness. All of creation, including our sexuality, reveals the Creator.
God has also put into our sexuality the ability to create the good. While this may be done through baby making and adding spice to our lovemaking, sexual energy is also behind desires to start a business, write a book, discover something new, play and any other creative act. It is also part of our motivation to experience a generous variety of things, a desire to create and recreate in endless possibilities. Why do we need over 7,500 varieties of apples but to reflect the creative goodness of God?
Beauty itself has been worked into our sexuality as well. Beauty allows us to truly experience the joys of life, not to understand or do anything with, but to simply enjoy. And out of all of creation nothing compares to the beauty of the human form. Add to this the dance of the sexes and the pleasures of lovemaking. Beauty invites our souls to stand in awe and wonder, and with deep gratitude to thank God for allowing such remarkable things to exist in the world.
In short, God has worked into our sexuality truth, goodness, and beauty. However, many of us have never tapped into the depth of these riches.
We’ve settled for a surface sexuality – making a few babies, relieving the tension, and the occasional romantic encounter. While there is nothing inherently wrong with these things, there is so much more God has given us through our sexuality.
Our task as men and the true sons of God is to work out (excavate) what he has worked in.
We must choose not to play it safe by staying on the surface. We are called to dig deep and pull out God’s storehouse of riches.
This not only shows our faithfulness in managing what God has entrusted to us, but also becomes a blessing to our marriages, families, and to the world. Through our efforts others get to know the beauty and goodness of God. And if in the end, others are more moved to glorify God, it is worth every effort.
It’s time to start digging!