1 Corinthians 6:18 NLT, “Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.”
We live in a culture that promotes sexual sin. People are encouraged to live as they please and do whatever feels good to them. God is wise and He understands the human heart. He knows exactly what we need to live abundant lives. The enemy on the other hand, uses deception to try and convince us that what God told us not to do, is something we need to do to be happy. It’s the same trick he used in the garden with Adam and Eve. He is the father of lies (John 8:44). We can avoid his lies by applying God’s truth to our lives.
When it comes to sexual sin, the Bible says to run! Sexual sin is not something that we can play around with and still effectively serve God. It ruins lives in countless ways. It brings harm to adults, as well as children. It destroys marriages and steals from singles. I heard a pastor once say, that the majority of the people who come to him for counseling, are there because of consequences related to sexual sin.
We as Christians must honor God with our bodies. It’s not easy to walk in sexual integrity in the world we live in today, but it is possible. The Holy Spirit is with us giving us strength to do God’s good will. We also need to continuously renew our minds with the Word of God. Don’t be afraid to cut off people and things that are hindering your sexual purity. Remember the enemy is an expert at making things seem innocent or harmless in the beginning. He will attempt to prey on us, especially in our vulnerable seasons of life. However, the One who lives in us is greater. When we repent of sexual sin, He will bring healing, restoration and freedom. His grace is sufficient for our needs.
When the temptation of sexual sin comes knocking on the door of your heart, don’t answer. Instead RUN! And RUN FAST!
And DON’T look back!