Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fighting Temptation, Jesus Style

Hey girls, so lately on Sunday nights at my church we've been talking about knowing what the Bible says about certain things, and not just knowing what it says, but WHERE it says it. I mean it's clear why we should know scripture, so that we can use it to fight temptation and we won't be fooled into thinking it says something that it doesn't. Jesus showed us how easily this can happen in Matthew 4:1-11 when he was tempted by the devil. Psalm 119:11 says "I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you." So point blank, we gotta know the Bible. And that is why today I'd like to provide you with a few of the many verses in the Bible addressing sexual purity. So if someone ever says, well "where does the bible actually say that?" You can pull out these verses and overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21).

Acts 21:25 "As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality."

Hebrews 13:4 "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral."

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 "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."

Like I said, these are just a few verses regarding sexual purity. I encourage you to dig deeper, find more verses yourself. Take the time to memorize those verses-- hide them in your heart. Then when temptation comes your way, you will be able to stand on something solid.

Love, Kat

1 comment:

Charity said...

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