Updated: Sep 15, 2021
Masturbating Precious Seed
There is no word in any human language powerful enough to give adequate imagery to how precious the body of a man and woman is. Precious means of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly. Precious is who you are in the eyes of God, and what’s inside of you is genuinely precious.
As your reproductive organs grow and become mature enough to serve their functions, keep in mind what our Creator had in mind for them. Inside the male body, millions of sperm are produced every day. They hold the most important of all bodily functions—they are the carriers of life. To add imagery, the spermatozoa is the seed of our being human.
Into the seed of man, God placed his life essence—everything you are in body and soul and human spirit. It’s all magnificently pieced together in the center of the seed of man. During copulation (sexual intercourse), the male deposits his seed into the egg (or seed) of a female to fertilize it and make it grow into human life. The “how” will always be a mystery never to be revealed to “modern” scientific technological inquiry because each seed is divinely designed by God’s Spirit and carries its unique life code (or DNA) for each person born of a woman. No two humans are identical and each of us is marked by a specific, and totally different, hand and foot print.
Spermatozoa, or sperm, is the reproductive cell in males, and is completely viable in producing new human life. The term is derived from the Greek word “sperma” meaning seed. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted for the seed (Romans 9:8). In other words, if you are carnal allowing your flesh to control your spirit, then you do not feel the value of your seed, young man and old.
Masturbation is the stimulation of the genitals with the hand for sexual pleasure. For most young males and older ones, too, they try to justify masturbating as a way to relieve physical or emotional tension caused by stress or temptation, and therefore, a preventative measure not to fornicate. Of the one hundred million sperm that are shot out of the male body during ejaculation in the divine setting of marital sexual intercourse, only one is given permission to fertilize the female reproductive cell. And to penetrate the egg cell of a female is not easy. That’s probably why that one sperm cell needs all the other 99,999,999 sperm to give “him” the push to make it happen!
But masturbating is not in the divine plan for your lives, males of all ages. Excessive masturbation can cause fatigue (extreme tiredness), weakness in body function, early ejaculation (loss of natural timing), injury to the penis and other reproductive organs, vision changes, lower back pain, hair loss—these are dealing with the physical body. What about your soul and spiritual bodies? In Genesis 38:6-10, we meet Onan, a man described as wicked because of the way he treated his seed by spilling it on the ground.
When masturbating, where do you put your ejaculated seeds? Since they are not being deposited into the right environment, then they are considered wasted, as rubbish is waste, and thrown nowhere special, nowhere precious. That precious place is into the birth canal of your wife, then into its mate, the female sex cell, which is patiently waiting to be fertilized. How beautiful is God’s perfect plan for our lives—when male and female come together in godliness to produce godly offspring!
Every time you masturbate, you never know which one of those millions of sperm could be your most precious son or daughter, just thrown to the ground and destroyed. Males hold the Y- chromosome in the sperm, which produces other males. A female cannot produce a son. Only the male begets males because it is in his seed, not in her egg. How valuable is that? It is so precious. Your male body was engineered to produce millions of sperm, or seeds, every day. What is not used for procreation is taken care of by reabsorbing into the body or coming out naturally in nocturnal emissions.
Sexual pleasure is natural. But growing sexually mature makes you aware of perfect timing, not selfish timing; and makes you behave responsibly in how you take care of your body as a precious creation, how you submit your mind to whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8), and how you join your spirit (your desires) to the will of God.
Our Creator is opposite of what is wicked or abominable behavior. He is pure. His love is genuine; and He disciplines His children, His creation, when we do wrong, even as our human fathers must do to keep us on the right track. If you are a male struggling with masturbation, seek help now. You cannot overcome masturbation unless you want to. Masturbation is the spirit of lust working in the flesh, but you were born as God’s child, His outstanding creation; and He put His seed into you. Therefore, your sperm are your prized possession. So, when you call on your Father to help you stop wasting your seed, He will surely come to the rescue. Won’t you call?
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