Bible Study & Devotional 222
written by: Torrie Slaughter
Guiding Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:12′ “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. ‘
The Apostle Paul continues to address sexual immorality and fornication as we read chapter six of 1 Corinthians. In this letter to the Church at Corinth, we could imagine the lifestyle being similar to now.
An Arrogant Bunch
The world attempts to blur the line between sin and culturally acceptable.
For those of you involved in church, it may not be as cut and dry as the sexual appetite of the male leaders in the congregation. Perhaps the hunger is fed by the lust for power or making others feel inadequate because of their insecurity. But make no mistake; the Apostle Paul was explicitly addressing addictions (food, fornication) that Jesus could thoroughly wash clean if they would seek the strength of God rather than themselves.
As we explored our behaviors through self-examination yesterday, I encourage you to pray about replacement sins.
What are you doing instead?
We are fantastic salespeople when it comes to satisfying carnal desires. We may even find scripture that supports our argument, albeit taken out of context. However, the Apostle Paul advises seeking godly counsel when it comes to disputes. (1 Corinthians 6:1) We cannot consult ourselves; it is unbeneficial and deceptive. I believe it is the same when we are looking for a mentor to help us overcome temptation and help us hold ourselves accountable for our actions.
We are the body of Christ, and as individual members, we play a role in what happens within our community, home, church, business, and school.
Flee From Unrighteousness
It may seem sacrificial to give up our lusts to follow God; perhaps we deem that as enough. But as we grow in spiritual maturity, we will watch out for how we cheat, defraud, and rob the spirit in us.
Prayer: ‘Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body also. For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away. ‘ Please help us to follow the ways of Christ and humbly submit to the sanctification process daily. Amen.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Ezra 10:1-44, 1 Corinthians 6:1-20, Psalm 31:9-18, Proverbs 21:3
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