Flee from sexual immorality

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“Flee from sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”  ~ 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 

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Well I know this is not the most popular topic, but last time I checked it’s in the bible and we need to hear and receive the truth of God’s word and obey it. Paul is not saying sexual sin is worse then all other sin. He is saying that sexual sin is different than all other sins. I think you would agree There is something about abusing sexuality, about expressing sexuality in an inappropriate way. It kind of just follows you around it’s like no other category(been there done that prior to giving my life to Christ five years ago). There is something about our sexuality that’s far deeper then what’s simply physical. All other sins a person commits are outside the body. Whoever sins sexually sins against their own body. In other words when you sin sexually(which the bible clearly states that is anything outside the bonds of marriage between a man and a women), when you are irresponsible with the expressions of your sexuality. Paul says you hurt yourself. He says there are many sins you can commit and you feel bad about and say your sorry and you move on. 

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So what would you expect God who loves you to say, except flee from sexual immorality. If you’re a Christian, a Christ follower then He is speaking directly to you. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and that is meant be used to glorify God. Then He says you’re not your own, you’re inhabited by the living God. You don’t belong to you anymore, you and I we’re bought with a price. When Christ died for our sins He paid for your sins and mine. When you pay for something, you receive something, and when you acknowledge that Christ died for your sins, God paid for you, you are not your own. Then He draws the logical conclusion is honor God with your bodies. We as followers of Christ have been called to honor God with our bodies as it relates to your sexuality and your expressions of your sexuality. If I’m looking at you from a across the table as a single person, my advice would be to stay out bed and honor God, make it habit of honoring God with your bodies. Trust me you will be glad you did, just as in some cases that you are sorry that you didn’t.  It’s really none of my business what you do with your body, you don’t belong to me, you belong to God, and you were bought with a price. I just want to encourage anyone single like I did myself 5 years ago to honor God with my body and remain pure until until I’m married to the woman God has chosen for me.  

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