Rejecting Sexual Immorality

13 Aug

Sin is like a roller coaster ride. Once you get on, there’s no getting off until the ride is over.

Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18)

What does God consider sexually immoral?

In chapter 24 of The Power of a Praying Parent titled “Rejecting Sexual Immorality,” Stormie Omartian says, “Next to catastrophic injury, death, and eternal hell, sexual immorality is the most dreaded possibility for our children’s lives. That’s because the results of sexual sin last a lifetime – often for the parents as well as the child. Words like “abortion,” “out-of-wedlock,” “infidelity,” “homosexuality,” “sexually transmitted disease,” and “AIDS” all make a parent shudder. And today, more than ever before, this is a life-and-death issue.”

Bill Clinton originally denied that he had any sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky. When DNA proof uncovered his lie, he tried to explain his way out by saying that what he was doing with Monica was not sex. One lie often leads to another. That’s the way any type of sin is – a roller coaster ride.

What is sexual immorality?
What constitutes sex?
How far is too far?
What does it mean to flee sexual immorality?
What is God’s perspective on sex outside of marriage?

Prayer Power
Heavenly Father, You know that sexual immorality is rampant in our nation. There’s little difference between Your children and the children of this world. The devastation this is having to the tradition family is overwhelming. You say, “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” I pray for a true spirit of repentance in the Body of Christ. Only You can turn the hearts of Your people back to You. We ask You to do that. In Jesus preciously and holy name we pray. Amen.

Blessings to flee sexual immorality and encourage others to do likewise!