SATURDAY November 18, 2017
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you… - 1 Corinthians 5:1
Notice, there was no fear of God in the Corinthian church. The Corinthian believers had also lost their influence; they were no longer salt andlight in their community. They had become utterly disgraceful. Did they not believe in the judgment of God?
In Christ, we are supposed to besalt and light to the world. The Bible warns us not to flirt with sin. But even in our churches today, there are so many problems with sexual misconduct. There are opportunities to fall into sexual sin, all the time.
Prostitutes stand on corners and wait for an opportunity to seduce men.
I knew a man who thought he would never get picked up for paying to be with a prostitute. But the woman he chose to solicit was an undercover police woman. He got caught and put in jail. Yet, there are men who think, “It will never happen to me.” But if you do not have a guard, it is easy to sin. I guarantee it will happen in your weakest moment as you take your eyes off the Lord, or when you are not in the Word of God, you will fall.
Falling into sexual sin can be as easy as meeting a woman in a grocery store, or when a waitress becomes friendly with you. If you decide to keep going back to that same restaurant, before you know it, you have begun a relationship; and, in the end, you will be sleeping with her! When you fall, it will affect your family, friends, and those whom you work with. They will not trust you anymore. They will think, “He might do it again.” Then you are marked. If only men would stop to think of the consequences.
Therefore, it is good to be with other godly men, so that you have accountability and integrity in your Christian walk.
Nowhere does the Bible teach that sex in itself is sin. But from Genesis to Revelation, the Bible condemns the wrong use of sex.
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