Sexual Purity: The Joy of Moral Freedom
“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality.” 1 Thessalonians 4:3
We have come to understand the importance of walking in submission and obedience to the revealed will of God in order to live a life that is in a state of constant revival. In many cases His Word leaves us with no doubt as to what His will is.
Sexual purity is the will of God for every child of God.
“…The hour has come for you to wake from sleep [To be revived!]. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.” Romans 13:11-13
The Creator God made us as sexual beings with sexual desires. This has been His will from the beginning—not only to populate the earth, but for us to experience joy and freedom within the bounds of marriage as we give ourselves fully. It is a picture of Christ and His bride. He intended this beautiful gift to teach us the depths of His love for His people.
As beautiful as sexual freedom and enjoyment are within marriage, there is a flip side. Sexual immorality is ugly. It will lead us into bondage. Sexual immorality separates us from a Holy God. We cannot continue on the path of Seeking Him unless we stay sexually pure.
Even our thoughts must be pure.
“…everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:28
This is not easy in a world that is saturated with sexual images and promotes sexual freedom.
How can you stay pure in the midst of a sexually driven culture?
“Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” Romans 13:14
What are you doing today, "in order to live a life that is in a state of constant revival"? How will you seek Him this week?
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