May 23, 2022 Verse Of The Day

1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee Sexual Immorality

Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 1 Corinthians 6:18

One of the greatest sellers in media, whether it is books, magazines, tv shows or movies is sex. People, as a whole, like to see things that are sexual in nature.

The porn industry is the greatest, most profitable industry across the entire world. Along with purchasing sexual acts, the acts of sexual acts is extremely common among all people, everywhere and of every age level.

Paul just finished telling the Corinthian people that their bodies are members of the body of Christ. Now he tells them that they must flee all sexual immorality.

Sexual sins has not only permeated the society at large, it has also permeated throughout the church. It is common to hear of couples living together in sin, without being married. Many churches have begun to accept people living in homosexual lifestyles and not call it a sin. And this is just the physical act side of things.

There are another group of believers who won’t do the physical acts, but have it in their minds and dreams. They will watch porn, or think about it on a constant basis as if it does not matter and there is nothing wrong with it.

Jesus had brought about the idea that not only is the act sinful, but thinking about the act is also sinful. Thinking about the act, will often bring about the physical action.

As with any sin, the believer must flee it. Temptation to sin sexually will arise, but one must flee it. He must turn and run away as fast as he can and focus his attention upon God and His word, rather than the sinful ways of this fallen world.

You must examine what your thoughts and actions are about. What are you willing to see and do? Do not allow the beliefs that free sexual acts or thoughts are good outside of the marriage God instituted in the Bible.

Line your thoughts and actions up with what God has put in place. Whenever temptation to sexually sin arises, flee with everything that is in you. Do not allow thoughts to stay, leading to greater things against God.

Sexual acts are good, but within the boundaries of marriage that God made. Live for God, not self.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that God will strengthen you to flee all sexual sins; that God will guide you to flee all sin; that you will focus your life on God and His word; and that you will live for God in every area of your life.

Isaiah 30:17 Fleeing In Fear

Hands crossed in fear

A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee  away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill. Isaiah 30:17 

Fear is something that can cause a person to run away quickly. People fear something that they do not understand or that can threaten them.

The world does not acknowledge God, so it will flee things out of fear. They do not trust that God is in control and all they see is death ahead of them. Often the fear is over something very little and not really that large of a threat.

Over the years things have risen up that have caused widespread panic around the world. Most often those things did not do that much damage.

Isaiah prophesied against a nation who had chosen to reject God. They had chosen to find their own way of doing things. In doing so, they would flee out of fear very quickly till there was no one left.

Following God means that one will trust in God for everything in their life. God’s great love drives out all fear. However, when a believer chooses to step into sin, he is no longer loving God and begins to fear.

Many believers are running in fear of things that the world is doing, because they are not trusting God through the situation. They are following the beliefs and ways of this world and panicking as the world panics. Listening to the news and the social media, all one will see is trouble and fear driving up the panic.

The believer needs to trust that God is in control of every situation. There is nothing the enemy or the things of this world that can be done to harm him for eternity. There is no reason to run out of fear.

There may be things in your life or around you that seem large and dangerous. The world may be telling you to run in fear because of those things.

You have a choice to make. You can run as the world runs and not trust God. Or you can trust God and keep moving forward, knowing that God is in control of what is occurring.

Do not allow fear to dictate your life, but the word of God. God has promised to take care of you, so do not run as the world runs.

I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will know that God is in control; that you will not fear what the world fears; that you will trust God for everything; and that you will be a witness of God’s great control.