A collection of bible verses about sexual purity and how we can overcome it. When we talk about sexual purity, God declared that sexual relationship is strictly between a man and a woman in a marriage (Ephesians 5:31). Sexual relationship outside marriage is forbidden as this was designed by God for pleasure in a marriage.
To maintain sexual purity can be touch but its definitely possible to stay sexually pure before marriage. You can be in a relationship while been sexually pure between both partners. You need to fill your heart and mind with the word of God and seek help from the Holy Spirit to guide your heart. Its also important to note here that you must have relationship with someone who is also Godly inclined so you don’t fall into temptation.
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Bible Verses About Sexual Purity
Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
Song of Solomon 2:7
Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, by the swift gazelles and the deer of the wild, not to awaken love until the time is right.
1 Corinthians 6:13
Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?
Anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
1 John 3:3
And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
You have heard that the law of Moses says, Do not commit adultery. But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
1 Corinthians 7:5
So do not deprive each other of sexual relations. The only exception to this rule would be the agreement of both husband and wife to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time, so they can give themselves more completely to prayer.
How to Flee from Sexual Immorality
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
What is man, that he can be pure? Or he who is born of a woman, that he can be righteous
1 Corinthians 7:2
But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
1 Corinthians 6:9b-10
Dont fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, who are idol worshipers, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, abusers, and swindlersâ€“none of these will have a share in the Kingdom of God.
To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.
1 Corinthians 6:18
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong, why do you idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.
It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret.
May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.