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Trouble begins on the rooftop, or does it?

by | Jul 7, 2020 | Subtle Lies | 0 comments

Read: 1 Corinthians 6: 18-19

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Reflect:

A better phrase would be run from it when referring to sexual immorality.

I heard a sermon that described one of the points we can learn from King David’s adulterous episode with Bathsheba – Don’t go on the roof.

David had no business on the roof of the palace at the time that women were bathing. You see, David’s trouble began when he made what we might refer to as an extra “mouse click.” What boundaries do you have in place to keep your mind safe? The point is that we have to be aware of the danger around us. And some of us are still wondering why “flee from sexual immorality”?

Respond:

In the verses above, Paul makes some interesting points. Why do you think Paul says that sexual immorality sins against the person’s own body? Doesn’t addiction to substances or gluttony also sin against the body?

Could it be that Paul realized both the spiritual and physical consequences of sexual immorality?

Secondly, Paul reminds us that since God has paid the price for us through Christ we now have the Spirit of God in us, so we should glorify God in this body.

Read those verses over a few times. Do you have a plan to avoid dangerous rooftops?

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