I hope you all had a great time worshiping our God today. I hope you all have a good, Bible-believing, loving, active church that you not only attend but live with in community. I'm not going to post about this, but I do love being with all my church family on Sundays.
I want to talk about a lie in our culture. We are told that tough guys should always stand their ground. I do believe in standing your ground most of the time. However, there is even a time when tough guys should run.
"Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body." 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
Guys, and gals too, run from sexual immorality. Flee from situations that will severely tempt you. Set up boundaries to protect the temple of the Holy Spirit which is your body. He lives in you. Don't violate His temple!
Plus, you must value yourself enough to want what the Father wants for you, i.e. the best. Sex, I'm told, is a great thing. I look forward to having sex with my wife, but God says that sex outside of marriage is a sin against God, our own body and a violation of the temple of the Holy Spirit.
I do not consider myself strong enough to put myself in a situation where I could be sexually immoral and still choose not to. I know my weakness and I bet it's not much different from yours.
So flee. For example, if you are married or single resolve not to be alone in a room with the oposite sex unless it is your spouse. Resolve to having your running shoes on to flee, because real men value themselves and their wives enough to run.
Sorry to rant, but I for one am sick of the lie that real strength is putting yourself in a no-win-situation and trying to pull out a victory. Real strength and courage is surveying the situation well enough to avoid sexual temptation.
Be strong and courageous. Flee from sexual immorality today.