Fighting the Fight of Faith for Purity
Sexual sin stains us like no other sin (1 Cor. 6:18). It kills our relationship with God and robs us of the ability to love our spouse, children and our Christian brothers and sisters well.
May these Bible truths serve as ammunition in fighting the fight for purity in the power of the Holy Spirit. Let’s believe them, ponder them, memorize them, take hold of them and apply them.
Sexual purity is of eternal significance
"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Cor. 6:9,10).
Sexual purity is the result of living out our new identity in Christ
“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires” (Rom. 13:14).
Sexual purity is attainable for the believer
“Sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace” (Rom. 6:14).
Sexual purity is an issue of the heart
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Mat. 5:27, 28)
Sexual temptation demands radical action
“If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell” (Mat. 5:29).
Victory over sexual temptation comes from seeing Jesus as more precious than your sin
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Mat. 5:8)
When Scripture speaks on how to deal with sexual temptation the command is always: Flee! (2 Tim. 2:22; 1 Cor. 6:12,18). It’s not something to play with: “Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned?” (Prov. 6:27). So may our hearts be tender. And let's saturate our minds with the beauty of Christ and the truth of His Word, for His glory and for our good.