Friday, August 21, 2020

Daily Devotion: The Spiritual Warfare of Sexual Purity, Part 2

Bible Reading:  Proverbs 7

Key Verse: Verse 18 - “Come, let us take our fill of love  the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.

Key Words:  let us solace ourselves with loves
Sounds so good and peaceful, doesn’t it?  The world has a way of making sin sound so right.  The world has a way of making sin popular and making righteousness and purity sound so old-fashioned.

Biggs who was the youth liaison for the National Council of Churches wrote in part in his book, The Meaning of Sex in the Christian Life. 

“The difficulty with Western society’s legitimate regulation of sexual conduct is that it has been far too negative and too monolithic...Our culture declares that all sexual activity within marriage is legal, proper, and good, while any such activity outside marriage is illicit, sinful and wrong.  This is to ignore the personal dimension of life, to seek to force everyone under one massive legal umbrella.

“You and I know perfectly well that there are many marriages that are simply matters of convenience, that such sex as goes on within them is selfish, exploitative, and evil.  We know further that there is sexual contact between unmarried couples that is motivated by love and which is pure and on occasions beautiful.

“From the perspective of the personal dimension then, the crucial question to be asked about any sexual contact – from holding hands to complete intercourse – is not so much what is done but what is meant...What justifies and sanctifies sexuality is not the external marital status of the people before the law but rather what they feel toward each other in their hearts.”

How depraved!!  God tells us in Hebrews 13:4, “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”

Again, I challenge you to stay pure sexually!!

What to do:
✞ Follow God’s directions for sexual purity because the world will lead you into a world of sorrow.

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