SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014
Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul. — 1 Peter 2:11
Fortunately her little brother cried out, and they stopped. The fire department had to use cable cutters to set the girl free.
After reading that story, I thought about how sin can be that way. You never know where it’s going to go. When we commit a sinful act, we don’t realize the repercussions that can take place and the other lives that can be impacted by it. Billy Graham once said that immorality is an epidemic in our churches just as it is in the secular world at large. No wonder the world is in crisis.
God has a lot to say about immorality, and specifically about adultery, in Scripture. It made His Top Ten list, the Ten Commandments. It was, in some cases, punishable by death. And we see it addressed in the New Testament as well.
God has told us not to commit adultery for good reason. When you cross that line of protection that God has placed around your life and your spouse’s life, you do so at your own peril. And the repercussions of that sin can last for months, years, and yes, even a lifetime.
Radio Program: “Revelation: The Next Dimension — I”
TV Program: “Forgiven, Forgotten, and Free – Part 2”
Bible Readings: 2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17; Psalm 2; Matthew 20
2 Samuel 8-9; 1 Chronicles 18-19; Matthew 21
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