Pornography is an epidemic today. EPIDEMIC; I don’t use that word lightly or in hyperbole. It is a flat-out plague! I would say porn is the “leprosy” of our times. It is contagious, infectious, and poisonous. It leaves festering DEATH & DESTRUCTION in its vile wake; the death of marriages, the death of families, and the death of life.
The age at which a child can be exposed to porn is UNSPEAKABLY young; as early as 6 or 7! Temptation is constantly & conveniently just one click away. Snares are readily available now more than ever. In fact, they are in your very pocket. That is why it is absolutely vital to stand for purity and dig deeper into God’s word.
MAKE PURITY A PRIORITY!
“If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” – Isa. 7:9 (NIV)
Lust has always run rampant, but today it is in a dead-on sprint (Gal. 5:19-21).
Gentlemen, it is time to MAN UP!
- Honor your Lord (Rom. 13:14).
- Honor your wife (Heb. 13:4).
- Honor your children (Phil. 4:8).
Ladies, pray for your man!
One verse has served me well in this area:
“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman.” – Job 31:1
Is it worth losing your family, your career, or your self-respect over one moment? Guilt and shame make for terrible bedfellows.
So, what’s the solution?
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. – Psa. 119:9
Want to live a pure life? Live it according to God, not man. God’s ways are the best ways. Do you know them? Stepping outside of His ways ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS involves negative consequences.
- He isn’t about withholding “good things” from you.
- He is about withholding BAD THINGS from you!
- Do you believe that?
Want a pure life? Live according to God’s word – this will help you REGRET-PROOF your future.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:28-29 that anyone who looks lustfully has committed adultery in their heart. That’s a convicting verse. Jesus is looking from the inside out. My advice: Give your heart to Him because you and I are just going to foul it up.
Job made a covenant with his eyes. Make that same covenant, won’t you? Pray for us all.
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