Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lust & Destruction, or Wisdom & Peace

This flesh that we humans occupy will try to betray God and us in all sorts of ways. That is our own sin nature trying to assert itself over God's calling to our own spirit. If you're feeling an urge to have intimate relations (sex) with anyone other than your husband or wife, then consider what King Solomon wrote after all his vast experimentation.

Proverbs 5:1-23
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
2  That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
3  For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
4  But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
5  Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
6  Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
7  Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
8  Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
9  Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
10  Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;
11  And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
12  And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
13  And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
14  I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
15  Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
16  Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
17  Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.
18  Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
19  Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
20  And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
21  For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
22  His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
23  He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. 

Ecclesiastes 12:8-14
Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.
9  And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
10  The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
11  The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
12  And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
13  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
14  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. 

Do you want help overcoming your sin nature and all those urges that plague your flesh? Look to Jesus Christ. He may not take away your particular urges, but He will help you endure them, even as He endured and overcame all worldly and sinful urges without committing any sin.

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