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Sex is designed to dive into of the depths of one's soul

Sex is designed to dive into of the depths of one's soul Sex is designed to dive into of the depths of one's soul
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But in the Hebrew language, we discover something incredibly powerful about sexuality. When we uncover the intent of the original language, we learn that sex is designed to involve the plummeting of the depths of another being in such a way as to both know and be known—much more than mere physical contact, and only attainable in an atmosphere of total and deserved trust.

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The Hebrew term used in the very first account of sexual intimacy for "had relations" is the word yada.[…] The word yada is not a word referring to body parts or physical activity. In all definitions of the word yada, which occurs over one thousand times in the Old Testament, it means:

  • to know, learn to know
  • to be made known, be revealed
  • to make oneself known
  • to cause to know
  • to reveal oneself
  • to know by experience

Each time yada is used in connection with relational interaction, it indicates plumbing the depths of the reality of another person—or even plumbing the depths of the reality of God Himself. In fact, it has the capacity to be so intimate a term when applied to relational involvement that God uses it to refer to His own relationship with us when referencing the absolute closest of interactions:

The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him, and He will make them know (yada) His covenant. (Psalm 25:14)

"You are My witnesses," declares the Lord, "And My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know (yada) and believe Me." (Isaiah 43:10)

I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden wealth of secret places, so that you may know (yada) that it is I, the

Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name. (Isaiah 45:3)

In each of these descriptions, God speaks of His relationship in a close and intimate manner. We read about "treasures of darkness," being "chosen," and God's self-obligatory relationship He establishes called "His covenant" On top of that, twice we read the specific word "secret"—once in reference to God's secrets, "the secret of the Lord," and also in relation to what God will give—"hidden wealth of secret places."

One thing that is always true about secrets is that you have to be pretty close in order to share them. Of course you have to be close intimately by way of trust, but oftentimes that also includes being close in proximity.

When you were younger and you wanted to tell someone a secret, what would you normally do? If you were like me, you would get next to the other person close enough so that you could lean over and with your hand cupped around your mouth, you would whisper in his or her ear.

That is the typical way of sharing a secret.

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