Jefferson Bethke – Sexual HealingFollow
So let's look at this subject; I'mma tell you why I'm disgusted
So tonight, looks like sex will be the topic of discussion
Now, sex isn't evil, for marriage is why God made it
But I know you're like, "Come on, man, that's too outdated!
This is 2011, bro; we do it for recreation
And hey, if you're in college, you do it while you're wasted"
But I wanna question this logic, I wanna pop off the seal
I wanna question something that we think is already a done deal
So take a rape victim, for example, and once it's revealed
When her bruises go away, is she totally healed?
No, the damage is lasting; you can see it in her eyes
But if it was just abused recreation, why did it ruin her life?
I mean, if sex is just for fun, why does it take such a toll?
Maybe it's 'cause you don't just have sex with a body; you have sex with a soul
Which means for me, there ain't no premarital lovin'
And it ain't just because I don't want a baby in the oven
It's because I'm staying pure until the day that I'm a husband
But see, this wasn't always me, that's a guarantee
Let's go back in the past and see who I used to be
Now, growing up, I never learned how to treat a lady
If I learned one thing from my dad, it was "leave the mom, ditch the baby"
Now, I don't say that to get sympathy; I say that to be real
Because according to stats, about 40% of you know how that feels
So I let the TV show me what the music already told me
No dad at home, so I was letting MTV mold me
And they sold me, which is why my life revolved around what girl I could get next
My whole life revolved around this girl named "sex"
Sure, I'd get at her on the text, but I've got to confess
It seems the longer we dated, the bigger the mess
But then, my girlfriend was late on that time of the month
If you know what I mean, you'll understand when I say my heart sunk
I started to think about abortion, man; I started to butter it up
But it's funny they don't make condoms for sin; you can't just cover it up
It was just a scare, but I knew a father I don't wanna be
It's funny how I was pro-life until it happened to me
So, dudes, think twice before you desire her just cuz she's hot
'Cause the truth is, your body makes a promise whether you do or not
Sorry I digress, though; let's get back to the topic
How there's some dudes who pressure her even when she says, "Stop it!"
You're not a man; you're just a boy that can shave, and you put on a good cover
Cuz if you don't respect her when she says no, you certainly don't love her
So how about you start studying her heart and stop studying her booty?
Or maybe invest the same amount of time in her that you do in Call of Duty
'Cause what makes you think you can get this girl and all of a sudden get naughty?
'Cause you should have to touch her heart and her mind first before you ever touch her body
'Cause she longs to be accepted; she longs to be loved
So she gives herself up to another guy's lust
She thinks it feels good at first, but then she gets bitter
Cuz the promise of satisfaction — it never delivers
She's like, "I don't want to," but it's just too tempting
So she keeps opening up the present just to find that it's empty
And then she starts to get confused
She keeps getting rejected by all these dudes
They tell her on a scale of ten, she's a two
But that ain't true
If she only knew that Jesus — He loves and accepts us
Even when you don't want Him, He'll never reject us
He heals us from that sin that totally infects us
And He does what condoms can't: He emotionally protect us
And I know some of you hearing this are gonna want to indict me
But we gotta think rightly, so I'll ask politely
Can you really say this isn't even true, just slightly?
I mean, we touched the forbidden fruit not to realize it's poison ivy
And now we're numb and we're itching, and we've got a distorted psyche
You don't think; you just do it, like your name was Nike
Not realizing that the consequences of your actions are oh so pricey
So this last story, though, is for those who think they're too dirty
This last story is for those who think they're unworthy
Read John, chapter eight, the woman caught in adultery
The religious leaders throw her naked in the temple while she yells, "Don't murder me!”
They say, "Jesus, the Law commands us to stone this woman”
And you hear the hate in their tone
Jesus pauses and then says, "Whoever is without sin, you can cast the first stone”
I mean, can you imagine the sound? Silence all around
You hear footsteps walk away, you hear stones hit the ground
And then Jesus kneels down; the woman thought it was her demise
He lifts up her face; you see the grace in His eyes
He says, "I don't condemn you; go and sin no more
I love you. I accept you. Mercy is yours"
But if you're anything like me, you're like, "No, that can't be!
Why would He ever die for me?"
See, but then I saw that scene where I was redeemed
He reached out and touched me, and said, "Jeff, you're free"
Instantly, I was wearing the brightest robe I'd ever seen
I was perfectly spotless; I was perfectly clean
So bright, in fact, man, I thought I'd go blind
I said, "Whose this is?" He said, "Actually, it's mine”
So think twice before you eat what society feeds us
Come follow the King; His name is Jesus
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