The first thought of sex
The first idea of sex was in the mind of God. He planned it and He ordained sex. His design of male and female bodies was for an intimate connection like none other. God calls the joining of a man and woman in intercourse “one flesh.” The problem is that our adversary cheapens sex by making folks think it’s a free-for-all with the idea that if it feels good, it’s okay, or how can it be wrong if it feels so right?1
That is why sex is like dynamite. Used for the greatest good or used for the wrong, sex is like dynamite.
Dynamite as a Positive
Dynamite can be something of value and worth. Construction projects are greatly enhanced by the use of dynamite. The work is completed in much less time when using dynamite. The nitroglycerin in dynamite makes the breaking down of large boulders and rocks easy. Dynamite is used in building tunnels or canals. Creating passageways is easier and faster with the use of dynamite. Dynamite is power. We often consider power as something huge. Yet, it takes only a little bit of dynamite to move a large rock. Dynamite is controllable and workable. To a large extent, the “where” and “when” of its action can be determined.
Experienced people know how much dynamite to use and where to put it to make it do exactly what they want the dynamite to do. The sexual act releases oxytocin, which causes “bonding” and is known as the “love hormone”; it causes one to feel attached after sex. Oxytocin is released into the bloodstream in response to sexual activity and during labor. The euphoric feeling following sex is a result of this hormone. Tense situations or forced sex will, of course, affect the release of oxytocin.
Dynamite as an explosive
Dynamite is an explosive made of nitrogen, sorbents, and stabilizers. It was invented by the Swedish chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel and patented in 1867. It rapidly gained wide-scale use as a more powerful alternative to black powder.
Today, dynamite is mainly used in the mining, quarrying, construction, and demolition industries. It is an explosive. Dynamite breaks things up and tears things apart. Sometimes the breaking things up is for good. Construction can more easily take place. Mountains can be demolished so roads can be built, and coal can be mined with less expense and time. Dynamite is not something that can be toyed with. Playing with dynamite will create havoc. This is why dynamite must be used within the confines of safety standards.
How sex is like dynamite
Sex is like dynamite. God designed sex for the purpose of pleasure between a husband and wife. God’s design for sex was also for intimacy and procreation. There is no greater intimacy than in the sexual union. That is why, when sex is used in ways not intended by God, there is such pain and turmoil. In those instances, sex is like dynamite that is used outside the confines of safety.
Sex among the wrong people and in the wrong reasons is like dynamite. The wrong kind of sex tears at the foundation of marriage and family. It tears at the heart of a person because sex outside the marriage relationship has far-reaching effects. There is no such thing as safe sex, for we cannot put a condom on our heart. Click To Tweet
There is also dynamite sex. This happens when a husband and wife are truly one. It does not mean they agree on everything; it doesn’t mean they never get upset with each other. It means their marriage is based on building each other up for the purpose of modeling the love of Christ for His church.
Dynamite sex is not always great. Sometimes a husband or wife are tired, or sick, or weary. Other times there is too much going on to focus on this aspect of marriage. Yet, the fact remains that when a couple experiences intimacy with each other alone, sex is dynamite.
When a husband and wife love each other as Christ loved the church, sex glues them to each other other in a way that absolutely nothing else can or does. This is why true, God-honoring sex is like dynamite.
1 the lyrics to a 1972 song by Barbara Mandrell
*a quote from a sermon by Dave