So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Don’t think that just because you made it to the next level that the haters and naysayers disappear. Remember, new levels bring new devils.
Dr. Steve Maraboli
The Lord is not in favor of divorce, except for the case of adultery- although this was created because of man’s hardened hearts (lack of forgiveness). God’s original design was a united and committed family. God instituted that men and woman should be in a covenant relationship: marriage. The bible says that ‘it is not good for man, to be alone.’ The worst form of punishment in prison, is solitary confinement, why do you suppose? Well, because that brings more suffering than losing our very life. It is easy to believe we wont fall into sexual sin because we don’t have someone we are attracted to in front of us. We must not be fooled; we must make ourselves ready for the next seasons which God has revealed to us and not be guided by double-mindedness (MIND), romanticism (SOUL) and/or our sensations (FLESH). Although many single people acknowledge they are to prepare for relationships and to be wife/husband material; we also need teaching to abstain from sexual sin.
The bible says in the scripture after the warning, that God provides an escape for every temptation we face. But from experience, many times we do not want to take the escape. What we desire the most is what we actually go after and give birth to.
This devotional is a call to instruction.
- detailed information telling how something should be done, operated, or assembled.
- a direction or order.
Please take authority over your thought life and RESIST (fight against) entertaining ungodly music and media. These feed your subconscious and when we aren’t stern or strict against it, we bring ourselves into birthing sin! We cause ourselves to fall: you have to stop blaming the devil when it is really you. Let’s fill ourselves with scriptures concerning God’s thoughts on fornication and faith: instead of feeding ourselves with the thoughts of the world (sexual immorality, adultery, violence and competition).
What is sexual immorality and what is the big deal? I will discuss it tomorrow.
Prayer points for this season:
1. Fear of God (respect for God’s holy spirit in our body)
3. For God to help our unbelief- against indifference, loneliness, desperation
4. Increase of joy
5. Pray for Self Control
Father God, I pray that you would open our eyes to see more. May we see the heavenly army that fights for us, the angels which minister to us and show us darkness wherever it may camouflage. I pray for everyone reading to seek wisdom and understand, with a heart of humility, may you sharpen our discernment so that we may see anyone or anything in ourselves, that may be detrimental to our spiritual and mental growth! In Jesus’ name, Amen.