Flee from sexual immorality.All other sins a man commits are outside his body,but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.(1 Corinthians 6:18, NIV)
We are very often exposed to obscene content as we easily and quickly access information through the Internet, TV, movies, and SNS. In particular, obscenity is often disguised and comes to the public with the name of “culture” or “art.” However, it is no different from Satan himself masquerading as an angel of light.
God has apparently warned us to flee from sexual immorality. The reason it is a serious sin to God is that our bodies are used for a sexual sin, not for their own purpose, God’s holy temple in which the Holy Spirit dwells. Thus, sexual immorality is an act that violates the creation order of the Creator, and God strictly judges it. First Corinthians 3:17 warns that God will destroy anyone who destroys His temple.
Modern society goes one step further by accepting homosexuality as a natural phenomenon and even trying to legalize it. Its legalization outlaws defining the sin as sin. It is following the evil deed of Sodom and Gomorrah that was burnt and destroyed because of their homosexuality. Romans 1:27 states that those who seek homosexuality have received due penalty for their perversion. The meaning of letting them live in their lust is that God has no plan to save them from His wrath. That is the most severe judgment on man, because only furious hell is awaiting them.
Sexual immorality not only detains us in our advance but also brings us to the way of destruction. In Numbers 25, the Israelites indulged in sexual immorality with Moabite and Midianite women on their way to Canaan. One thing to watch out for is that they began to bow down to the foreign gods as they were tempted and corrupted by the women. The adultery corrupted their consciences, and they lost their judgment and became insensitive to other serious sins. It had brought up God’s anger. As a result, twenty-four thousand people died of the plague, and all the leaders of the people were executed.
Sexual immorality leads to destruction, and we must protect ourselves from it for our whole lives.
Jesus says in Matthew 5:28 that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. It gives us wisdom on how to cope with sexual sins. In His words, we learn that lust starts from our hearts, not from our acts. Therefore, we must block everything that is obscene from our eyes and hearts to keep away sexual immorality. We have to look around first and block the source of all the obscene things coming into our eyes and thoughts. We should meditate on the Bible and pray to put our thoughts on the true and holy Jesus. Then, the Almighty Lord will make us holy and give a spirit of power and self-discipline to help control us against all temptation.