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The Joy of Being A Eunuch for the kingdom of God.
Not all men accept this statement; Not everyone is going to like the way God has defined marriage. Not everyone will accept it. But some are eunuchs from birth, others by the hands of another, and others still make themselves such.
Now why would anyone make themselves a eunuch?
Well for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.
In other words: Somebody would forgo all sexual impulse for the sake of the kingdom of God. Now this is a revolutionary idea. In the ancient world success was having children. A man was measured by his wealth, his servants, and his children. To not marry, to forgo having children on purpose was out of touch with much of the surrounding culture. So why resist culture? Why resist the natural impulses of bodily passion?
In we are told to follow Paul's example. In we are told to practice the things we Paul practiced. To practice what he teaches and the God of peace will be with you. Which brings us back to Paul says "I will not be mastered by anything." He then says, as if retorting to someone who responds. Test
"Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both of them."
This was a pretty common refrain among those in the world. I was made for doing this? In fact we hear this same thing today along with the variation: "I was made this way."
Yet the body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.
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