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Author: Blaine Bartel

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Hosea 4:6

A recent study reported how adults say they first learned about sex. The majority said they learned first and foremost from other friends. The least likely source of their information about sex, according to this poll, was the church.

If you could ask NASA how to build and launch a rocket, would you ask your friends instead? If you did ask your friends, and you decided to take off in that rocket, it would likely be the final adventure of your life!

Similarly, it is important to understand that God created sex and He designed it to be between those in the covenant of marriage. It is critical that we look to His Word and teaching and not to the opinions of those unqualified to speak.

Commitment Prayer

Father, I will not allow my life and future to be destroyed by lacking knowledge about relationships. Give me ears to hear Your Word and a heart to act on what I know to be true, in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.


Blaine Bartel, Oneighty® Devotional (Tulsa: Harrison House Publishers, copyright 2003.)