Scripture Reading for the day: Proverbs 7:1-27
Scripture Quote: “You have heard that it was said to those of old, “You shall not commit adultery”, but I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:27-28 (NKJ)
We must not let ourselves be ruled by lust which can only bring us moral ruin. We can choose to avoid those situations we know to be tempting and don’t allow sexual thoughts to occupy our attention. Married Christians must decide to avoid everything that might cause them to desire anyone besides their spouse. We can lavish our partner with all of our affections and desires and enjoy the love shared by both.
God’s commandments are a lamp to enlighten us. His reproof should prove to us that nothing good can come of sexual involvement outside of marriage. We are called to a higher standard of living than those who are lost to the world and all its perversity.
Single Christians can pray for God to send them a godly mate as a suitable marriage partner. Love and sexual intimacy, in the proper context of marriage, are blessings from God to help us get through this mortal life. In all things, glorify God and follow His wise direction.
Meditation for today: Sin takes many forms and what starts out as harmless flirtation can easily delude a person until a more serious intimacy is created and ungodly entanglements evolve. When do you struggle with lust? How can you avoid these situations?
Memory Verse: Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call understanding your nearest kin. Proverbs 7:4 (NKJ)