Sexual Perversions and Evil Desires can Truncate a Destiny: Lessons from the Amnon Versus Tamar's Rape Incident.

By Jan 20, 2023

Sexual Perversions and Evil Desires can Truncate a Destiny: Lessons from the Amnon Versus Tamar's Rape Incident.Psalm 101:2-8; 2 Samuel 13

Sexual perversion is evil, and anyone engaging in this act will end up in eternal regret (1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Revelation 21:8). Sexual perversion is simply the abnormal usage of sexual practices to achieve orgasm or sexual satisfaction in an ungodly way. It implies turning or application of sex to the wrong use. It deviates from righteousness in sexual behavior and the natural order of God's creation (Genesis 1:27-28). Every good thing created by God can be perverted to inappropriate usage that can lead one to eternal damnation (Romans 1:27-32).

Any sexual activity beyond the marriage union of one woman and one man is a perversion denounced by God (Hebrews 13:4; 1 Corinthians 6:18). God hates every form of perversion, especially concerning the misused of sex to the gratification of the flesh (Romans 1:27-32).

Satan twists the use of sex and perverts it for the human to satisfy their lust. The long list includes specific sexual perversions such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bestiality, pedophilia, rape, necrophilia, sadism, voyeurism, masochism, exhibitionism, pornography, masturbation, and the likes of other evils for sexual gratification. The Bible states that those who exhibit such strange sexual behaviors will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9–10; Galatians 5:19–21).

A case in point is the disgraceful rape incident between Amnon and Tamar that led to David’s family’s disintegration after his sin with Bathsheba. Amnon, a half-brother to Tamar, was having an infatuation and amorous feelings towards Tamar, a young lady described as a virgin and beautiful girl who intends to keep herself for her future husband (2 Samuel 13:1–2).

Amnon could not contain his passion, leading him to confide in a friend named Jonadab, who gave him evil counsel to accomplish his evil desire. This eventually led to Amnon's death and truncated his destiny (2 Samuel 13). Even though Tamar firmly refused the incestuous relationship, Amnon forced himself upon Tamar and raped her (2 Samuel 13:12-14). Could you see how much someone can gratify the flesh at the expense of the happiness of others?

Perhaps because David had been guilty of sexual sin (adultery with Bathsheba), he felt deficient in judging Amnon's attitude. The perceived delayed and neglected justice encouraged Absalom to implement his standards of jungle justice by truncating the Amnon destiny and creating additional problems for himself and the entire family in the process (2 Samuel 13:28–29).

Dear Friends, what is that thing pulling you away from God and burning unhealthy passion in you? You better run away from that evil practice before it consumes you and truncate the plan of God for your life (1 Thessalonians 5:22).

Job said:"I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?" Job 31:1.

This implies that whatever evil sexual object you feed your eyes with tends to corrupt your mind and becomes a breeding ground for pornography, masturbation, and other sexual abnormality. So, you should guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the outflowings of all the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).

Perhaps, if Amnon or Jonadab had the opportunity of listening to counsel given by David in the book of Psalm 101:2-3, Amnon's destiny would not have been cut short like that. David covenanted that he would not set any wicked thing before his eyes so as not to be attracted to sexual aberration and promised not to cleave unto the work of those that turn away from God that can give him evil advice, just like Jonadab (Psalm 101:2-8).

We have been admonished not to conform our lives to the pattern of this world but to be transformed by renewing our minds through meditation on the Word of God (Romans 12:1-2). We should keep our bodies away from pollution and any compromise that could make us miss eternity with our maker. It implies that as believers, we should always endeavor to do the right thing to please the Lord and do away with the gratification of the flesh (Philippians 4:8).

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