... feed your family something that didn't meet FDA standards?
...put your baby in a car seat that hadn't met the standards set forth by the government?
...live in a home that didn't meet building codes?
The universal answer is NO! You would not! We want standards on all things from food to homes to clothes to make-up to medicine. But, when we look at our own lives, we don't necessarily want standards. If it feels good, do it! Whatever works for you...
But, shouldn't there be standards on how we should act and how we treat our bodies? Who should set those standards? The government? Individuals? Governments change and individuals, well, they are unreliable. Shouldn't we have standards set by the One who created life? God! Yes, God! He has standards. We should live our lives according to His standards. He tells us not to commit sexual immorality. That includes sex outside of marriage, homosexuality, adultery, etc. Why does God tell us that? Is it to be a cosmic kill joy? No! Like our own children, He is setting boundaries to keep us safe. He wants to protect us. God loves us!
If humanity can eradicate sexual immorality, it can also get rid of STDs, "unwanted" pregnancies, abortions, and most broken marriages.
We choose not to accept God's standards or only the standards that are convenient for us. Well, I think that we should try to live up to God's standards. We won't make them all but we are able to get into Heaven with Jesus leading the way. I don't care who you are! God's grace is for everyone and for every sin. Have you accepted this grace that frees you from the weight of the sin you bear? I have! I am not perfect but I am forgiven. I love you and want you to feel that as well! What are your standards? Who do you live up to being? We all fall short! Thank God that He picks you(me) up!