Thursday, September 24

Neither let us practice fornication, as some of them committed fornication, only to fall.—1 Cor. 10:8.

As servants of Jehovah, we certainly do not search for tempting situations that could lead to immoral sexual behavior. Instead, we pray that Jehovah God will not permit us to succumb when someone tempts us to disobey Him. But Satan constantly tries to undermine our spirituality as we strive to maintain our integrity in this depraved world. As the god of this wicked system of things, the Devil knows how to exploit our imperfect desires by putting in our path temptations common to imperfect humans. For instance, imagine being in a situation that offered an opportunity to satisfy a particular desire in an immoral way. What choice would you make? How crucial it is to prepare our heart now—well before we find ourselves in situations that test our integrity!

Commentary

There is no doubt that the world is becoming more and more depraved. Pornography is everywhere and can be quite subtle. Just like in Sodom and Gomorrah, old men, young men, down to little boys and girls, the whole culture has been corrupted in a deluge of sex and more sex, primarily through entertainment and advertising. ‘Give ’em what they want’ – sex sells, is the attitude of the purveyors of sex. The latest gadget? Sex robots, of course. 

The intent of the demons is to corrupt Christians. We know that. It is their world. After all, they left their place in heaven originally in order to have sexual relations with women. But we cannot let ourselves be stained. The motto of the world: Just do it! Our motto should be: Don’t do it!

God has allowed it to go to this point, but when the hammer falls, that’s it. No more world. Just a little while longer, as the scripture says, and the wicked one will be no more. 

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