Flee From Sexual Sin and Temptation

This morning in our Friday Morning Men’s group, we studied and discussed Chapter 11 of Craig Groeschel’s book, “Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working.” The chapter is titled, “Sex Cymbals.” This is one of the verses Craig cites in the chapter, and he notes God does not use this word (in Greek originally) for “flee” for any other sin or temptation.

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 NIV

“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples 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 bodies.”

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Craig paints a vivid picture of how we need to build gates, moats, and other protective boundaries around ourselves to provide “moral margin” from sexual temptation. The world doesn’t want us to have these boundaries and is constantly at war with us to break them down. We must “man the walls” and be continually vigilant. The enemy is always on the prowl, and like the Greeks at the walls of Troy our enemy constantly seeks an opening to sneak inside for malicious purposes.

We must keep him out.

Check out Craig’s book, it is excellent.

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