In 1 Thessalonians chapter 4, the Apostle Paul says God’s will for each of us includes holy living. We are to be holy and pure and to keep clear of all sexual sin so that we may marry in holiness and honor, rather than live in lustful passion, as non-believers do.
Sexual abstinence avoids sexually transmitted disease, unplanned pregnancy, the trauma of abortion, premature marriage and the guilt over sexual sin. Likewise, abstinence affirms God’s will for your life, establishes appropriate emotional boundaries and releases you to holy intimacy, with your spouse.
1 Thessalonians 4 tells us to learn to control the lustful passions in our own bodies, lest we take advantage of others sexually. Rather, we are to take responsibility for our holy “calling” before God. It’s His will–and He helps us, by the power of the Holy Spirit!