Proverbs 5:21 Everything In View

For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths. Proverbs 5:21

Solomon starts out this chapter telling his son that he must stay as far away from an adulterous woman as possible. Walking down that path would lead to death. In this verse, Solomon reminds him that everything that he does is in God’s sight.

Doing things behind closed doors in secrecy is a common thing to happen. Although some things are acceptable to be done in secret, there are many more things done in secret that are not acceptable to God.

Very few crimes occur during the day. Most criminals try to do their crime during the night, when it is dark and other people cannot see what is happening. They do this so that people cannot see them doing something wrong.

One of the things many people do is look on others for sexual pleasure. In Solomon’s day, the only way to do that was to physically be with the other person. Today, all one has to do is turn on the internet. Behind closed doors or hidden behind the screen of a small phone, people can view the adulterous woman/man in a way no other person knows that it is happening.

In addition to viewing, thoughts can run anywhere anytime. People think that because no one knows it is happening, it is acceptable.

Yet, God is watching. Everything that you do is in full, open view of God. There is nothing hidden that He cannot see or know about. Whether it is viewing or acting with another person in a sexual sin, or some other type of sin, God sees it. There is not a single sin that God does not see.

As God is examining your ways, you must also examine your ways.

What are you doing?

What are you thinking?

What are you viewing?

The world is full of ways to do sin. As a believer, you must turn away and flee all sin and temptation. Do not allow yourself to be lured into the trap of sin and be destroyed. Do not allow yourself to be led astray.

God loves you and wants you to live a full life with Him, not with this world and its sin. Jesus died to remove that sin, don’t go back to it.

I pray today that God will open your eyes to sin in your life; that God will strengthen you to flee all sin; that God will break all sexual sinful habits in your life; and that your love for God will grow more and more.

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2 Samuel 11:2 Wandering Eyes

One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful, 2 Samuel 11:2 

David had sent his army out to war, but chose not to go himself. One night he got up to walk around some and saw a woman taking a bath. He was told that she was Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah. He sent someone to go and get her and he had sex with her that night and got her pregnant.

David had made two mistakes in what he did. First, he did not go to battle with his army. Second, he let his eyes wander and look at what was not his to look at. Both of these led to his third mistake of having sex with her.

When a person is not doing what he is supposed to be doing, temptations will rise very quickly. It allows a person’s eyes and thoughts to wander into places they should not be. Once the eyes start to wander, it becomes very easy to give into temptation to do things that should not be done.

The problem still occurs to this day. It is very common to see pornographic pictures or movies and think it is acceptable. Others will even go into establishments to see nude women. Many of these things occur even among Christian men and women.

Jesus took the idea of looking at someone even further. He said that if you lust for someone in your heart or eyes, you have already sinned.

To prevent these things from happening, you must keep your focus on what God wants you to be doing. If you are working for God, you will not have time to let your eyes and thoughts wander.

Working for God can be praise, prayer, reading the Bible, witnessing, or doing some ministry.

Where are your eyes today?

Are they wandering?

Or are they focused on God and the things of God?

I pray today that you will know what God wants you to do; that God will strengthen you to keep your eyes from wandering; that you will turn your eyes from all sin; and that God will help you change old habits.

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

When God created Adam and Eve He told them to go and populate the world. They were to be together and have many children. God had created marriage and within marriage He created sex and the sexual desire for the spouse. In and of itself, sex is not a sinful thing. It can become sin when used wrong.

Currently the hot topic for many believers is the immorality of homosexual lifestyles that is become a common, accepted place in society. Many are very quick to point out that it is sin. While this is true, many are forgetting that they are many other sexual sins still occurring, often inside the church.

Every where a person looks you can see pornography. Men and women are constantly viewing pornography as acceptable. Inside their minds are sexual sins going on. Many people will never commit the actual sin of sex outside of marriage, but many will fantasize about it in their minds or they will watch it in movies or books. This has become an acceptable thing to do.

These types of immorality are against the person’s own body. Physically it can bring on diseases and problems later in life. With the thoughts going on it can bring about impotency.

Paul says that you are to flee all sexual immorality. This means to run away. Refuse to think about such things. Refuse to participate in such things.

This can only be done with the power of God. God gave mankind the desire for sex, but only inside of marriage. It is not a free-for-all, any way you like, any time you like. There are boundaries.

You are supposed to be one with God. If you sin sexually, you hurt your body and sin against God. Your body is the temple of God, it is where He lives.

Are you willing to defile God’s temple with your thoughts or actions? Run from all sin. Get away as fast as you can. Flee it.

I pray today that God will strengthen you to flee all sexual immorality; that you will allow the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts and sight; that you will refuse to participate in any immorality; and that God will help you be His witness in this world.