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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
1 Thessalonians 4:3, 4
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable.
St. Paul prefaces his words to the young church at Thessalonica with this line. “It Is God’s Will.” What follows is an uncompromising statement, “You must be sanctified and you must avoid sexual immorality in order to live an honorable lifestyle before the Lord and others.”
This word sanctified has to do with separating ourselves from sin and unto God. One is given the grace of God in order to do so. But at the same time, one’s will must be exerted for this to be accomplished. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist, or some “Religious Judge Of A Person,” to recognize a lot of “Hitting On” in a flirtatious or sexual way even within the body of Christ today. Paul taught us UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF ALMIGHTY GOD, to avoid it! Erase it from your approach to living. It is not an Honorable or Holy thing for a man or woman of God to engage in. When it comes to our sexuality, our God demands from all of us His Followers, “Sexual Holiness.”
I know You have called me to “Sexual Holiness.” Just help me run my race and stay in my lane. I want to do the will of God in this matter. Amen