Glory of a Young Man
Proverbs 20:29 tells us,
"The glory of young men is their strength."
Glory in the original Biblical language is Tiph'arah (tif-aw-raw'), meaning:
- ornament (abstractly or concretely, literally or figuratively)
Strength in the original is Koach (ko'-akh) meaning:
- to be firm;
Delighting in an Erection
The glory of a young man is not just his firm body and physical strength, athletic prowess, and ability to work hard. The glory of a young man is also, even especially, his sexuality. One expression of it is in his genitals. It is in his penis and his capacity to have a splendid strong and firm erection with which he can give and receive great pleasure, and propagate. When a young man with an erection views himself naked in a mirror he can say with Solomon, “the glory of young men is their strength,” and know that this verse also applies to the physicality of his sexuality. Male genitals, both flaccid and aroused, are a beautiful thing, full of power and great potential for good. "I have a firm, strong erection. This is my glory, and my strength."
Genesis 49:3 Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
Strength refers to virility and genital power, according to Gesenius's Lexicon
- generative power
- physical strength.
When Jacob blessed his children he said to Reuben, his firstborn, that he represented his might (Korch) and the beginning of his strength, meaning sexual virility. Here we see that the two are connected, firmness, strength, and virility, or as one lexicon says, “genital power.” This word strength not only has a physical application, but a sexual one as well.
The Splendor of an Erection
Jacob looked at his firstborn Reuben, in the full glory of his youthful vigor, and remembered what is was like to be a healthy, virile young man and said, “Reuben, you represent my youthful might and strength, the time when my sexuality was at its peak. Those were glorious days. My body was young, fit, firm, and strong. My sexuality was in its prime, its full bloom. When I got aroused it was a beautiful thing and I enjoyed the splendor of it all. I used that erection to pleasure my wife, your mother, to bring pleasure to myself, and to produce you my offspring - and when alone I would simply use it to bring pleasure to myself.”
A young man can
lay on his bed at night,
stimulate his penis,
stroke his firm erection,
bring himself to climax,
and say of both the pleasure
and the process,
Of a young man we can truly say that at least part of his glory is his sexual prowess and the beauty of his fit firm body, including his full genitalia, especially his penis, both flaccid and erect. He can look down, remember that the word “koach” or strength means to be firm, enjoy what he has and say, “I agree with God. That is a glorious thing!” He can lay on his bed at night, stimulate his penis, stroke his firm erection, bring himself to climax, and say of both the pleasure and the process, Hallelujah!
It was said of Moses when he died that he died in full strength. This meant that he not only had his full wits about him but also that he was still sexually active. He was still able to get an erection and enjoy sex. Now that is a glorious and beautiful thing. At least it is from God’s perspective, and man’s perspective as well (obviously).
Do you remember what it was like to be a young man in the full prime of his sexuality? At 50 or 60 or older an erection is still a wonderful thing, full of pleasurable potential. But at 20; at 20 it was glorious! There was the ease with which one got aroused, the firmness of a youthful erection, the frequency with which it happened, and the full force of its expression. Ejaculation was strong, with many spurts that went a distance. Both intercourse and masturbation were per peak experiences. Do you remember the force of a 20 year old’s climax? Wonderful indeed!
Your Penis is not a Problem
The message from the Bible about our penis is a far cry from the shame filled message preached in some Christian circles demanding that young men conquer their sexuality and get so-called "victory" over their "problem" with masturbation. It is called Every Young Man"s Battle, but you read of no such emphasis or struggle in the Word of God. The Bible uses such words as glory, not shame; strength, not weakness. Yes, the Bible teaches against sex outside of marriage but that is the only restriction. To put it bluntly, jerking off is both wonderful and God ordained for pleasure and release. Let's enjoy the glory of our erections - our cock and balls - from our youth to our old age.
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Christians, Nudity and Erotica
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.