We have been walking through Proverbs Chapter 5 all week long. I pray that it has been a blessing to you so far. I gotta tell ya that I do find it interesting, somewhat comical, and at times utterly ironic that King Solomon would write a lot of the book of Proverbs. This is a guy who evidently likes to plan weddings because he was in a lot of them! Doesn’t that just show the faithfulness of God? We look at how unfaithful and defiant King Solomon was, and yet God was still faithful to him. We could say that about our own lives, couldn’t we?
Well, I started off this lesson with some reflections on my personal life. I call them “my darkest days.” If you didn’t hear that show, it’s called “Why committing adultery is never a good idea” and today you’ll hear the end of the story of what happened after I walked out of that closet with a loaded gun in my hand.
In today’s podcast, We’ll discuss several things:
- Why it’s a good idea to examine our motives and the choices that lie before us.
- Learn why anger and sexual sin are two sides of the same coin.
- How you are wasting your life on you – and the final results of that.
I was teaching men at a men’s retreat during this lesson and asking them those questions, but let’s now focus on you now – what do ya say? Where exactly on this map toward sexual integrity are you? Does anyone know of your struggle? Regardless of what the struggle is, you don’t have to stay where you are. Next year can look a whole lot different in your life, but it does start by what you do today. It starts by renewing your mind.
The Apostle Paul writes this in Romans 12:1-2:
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.