MONDAY November 20, 2017
Take the Right Action
And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned… - 1 Corinthians 5:2
Paul, in his letter to the Corinthians, told them they had become puffed up––arrogant. They needed to take the right action and mourn over the sin in the church. Paul was also concerned because the Corinthian believers were falling into sexual sin with the temple prostitutes who would come out at night to seduce the men. They were not only able to persuade the non- believer, but believers to engage in sexual immorality.
I have seen too many men, young and old, fall into sexual sin. While living in a sinful world, we are still susceptible to our sinful nature. Falling into sexual sin can happen when you fall out of love with your wife, and a young girl comes up to talk to you, and you fall for her.
Men are often enticed with prostitutes because of lust. These women appeal to a man’s flesh because they might do things that other women might not do. Men are often tempted to watch pornography because it is so easy to access. Anyone can fall into this danger because of cell phones, computers, internet and movies. Men, and even women, can get caught going to these different websites––it is a big problem.
Seriously, if you are watching pornography, you will eventually mark yourself. It will stain your character and bring you into perversion. Did you know those images will always remain in your computer or cell phone? That is why a crime detective can seize a computer in your home or take your cell phone for evidence.
Some people can become prideful and hypocritical in hiding their sexual sin. But the key to repentance is to be sincerely mournful. Be honest––do you have a problem with pornography? Has it taken over your life? Satan knows your weaknesses, and he will use your sexual addiction to destroy you. Realize the dangers; take the right action and repent.
The thief[Satan] does not come except to steal,
and to kill, and to destroy…
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