Examine Your Spiritual Life
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. - 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Wow! Paul warned the Corinthians not to be deceived. He wanted them to know that if they were making a practice of sin they would not inherit the kingdom of God. Paul talked to them straight; he was very clear.
Notice in Galatians 5:16-21, Paul reiterates this truth:
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
As a child of God we should no longer live our life in the flesh––fulfilling our sinful desires. Otherwise we bring shame to the Gospel. If you find yourself in any of these categories––in these types of sins and lifestyles, you need to repent. Did you forget what God has done for you?
Reflect on 2 Corinthians 5:17, Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 1 John 1:6 tells us:If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
Examine your life to determine whether you walking in the light or in the darkness.
The power to live a new life depends upon daily communion with the living Lord.
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