How to steer clear of sexual sin
November 1, 2012
For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey,
and her speech is smoother than oil…
Keep your way far from her,
and do not go near the door of her house...
Proverbs 5:3, 8
A few years ago a young man was in my office telling me how he was going through a very dark time in his life. He was in ministry, handsome and well-educated, and seemed to have it all together. Then one day, he committed adultery against his wife and was forced to resign his position in the church.
As I sat there and spoke to him about his sin, what he said astounded me. He told me, “I never meant to fall into that kind of sin. At first, it was innocent. Then step-by-step, we began pulling down barriers until the point came where we began a sexual relationship. If I had only kept the barriers up at first, it never would’ve happened.”
This same story of falling into sexual sin repeats itself over and over again each and every day. And if only men and women would recognize their vulnerability on the front end instead of letting things progress deeper and deeper into an illicit relationship, this sin could be prevented 100 percent of the time.
That’s exactly what the Scripture is telling us today. Don’t go near the door of sexual sin. Stay clear of the temptation that can entice you. Healthy boundaries aren’t easy, but they’re worth it when you can have a clear conscience and stay free from sexual immorality.
STAY CLEAR OF SEXUAL SIN BY CREATING HEALTHY, GOD-HONORING BOUNDARIES THAT WILL HELP YOU AVOID TEMPTATION.
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