Stand Firm/Love Well | Unshakeable | Sex God
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit… 1 Corinthians 6:18-19
For some reason, Christians have begun to tiptoe around an area God does not tiptoe around. Sexuality has become the god of our culture and we should not be afraid to call it out. This new god has even bought stock in some so-called churches, teaching mantras that sound like this: You can define sexuality any way you want and practice it any way you want. Sexual liberties are even okay for Christians if they feel good about it. Gone is the shame that once accompanied such moral sins.
Instead, friends with benefits, living together, and hooking up are celebrated by this sex god and his worshipers. “Well hey, no one’s perfect,” we tell ourselves. “We’re adults and we decided this is right for us.” But there’s a problem with this…
“You shall have no other gods before me” declares the Lord. “Sex is not my god,” insists the sexually immoral person. Really? Let’s find out. A god is anything we choose instead of obedience to the Lord. We can identify our gods this way: God says, “You shall not.” We say, “Yeah, I know but…” Bingo! Just found one. Sex is one issue that Jesus has been very clear about. Sexual activity is limited ONLY to married couples. So when we say, “Yeah, I know but…”, we have built a shrine to a new god. Being a Christian means we have chosen Jesus as our only God. He doesn’t share. It’s either Jesus OR the sex god. Not both.
Final Thought: Are you fleeing sexual immorality like Jesus says, or are you worshiping the sex god instead?
Prayer: Father, thank you for forgiving me of my sexual sins of the past. I know I’ve sinned against you and I don’t want to repeat it. You are the only God in my heart and may my life choices reflect that, especially my sex life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.