We just came through the elections here in the states, and it appears that the hot button item on the agenda was that of abortion. People were made out to be insensitive to the needs of women if they denied their right to end their pregnancy. But the reality of the issue goes back to the sexual desire and what does God want us to do with it. 1 Corinthians 7:1-10 addresses that issue when we read in verse one that we are to first of all to control it “it is good for a man not to touch a woman.” We must understand that physical contact can be a time bomb with a short fuse. Galatians 5:13 tells us to give no occasion to the flesh”, We must understand that the Biblical outlet for the sexual desire is marriage, not dating! The Scripture also reminds us to satisfy it legitimately in verse 2. Not everyone has the gift of being a single person, we are to recognize our strengths and weaknesses and seek satisfy them in a Biblically acceptable way. We are not animals who must satisfy our basic cravings, we are created in the image and likeness of God and therefore, need to make choices based on God given principles. We are also to accept our desires as God given, but we must satisfy them in a legitimate way. When Jesus was in the desert to be tempted by Satan, and had fasted for 40 days and at the conclusion He was hungry. Satan tempted Him by saying, “Since you are hungry, if you are truly the Son of God, simply turn some rocks into bread and eat. Jesus Said, “You must not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4). The temptation here was to satisfy a legitimate need (He was hungry) in an illegitimate way. Today many are confusing their desires with their needs, whether it is a lust for physical relationships or other desires of the flesh. As a follower of Christ, it is not our physical needs that drive our decisions, it is our understanding of the will and plan of God. Today, make a choice to follow the Lord, and He will provide a legitimate way for us to satisfy the desires of our flesh.