For Adults Only

13 Feb

God’s Word:  Matthew 5:27, 28: Jesus said, “You know the next commandment pretty well, too: ‘Don’t go to bed with another’s spouse.’  But don’t think you’ve preserved your virtue simply by staying out of bed.  Your heart can be corrupted to lust even quicker than you body.  Those leering looks you think nobody notices—they also corrupt.”  

 

Jesus’ Message to Me: (My interpretation of what Jesus is saying in these verses)sign_adults_only

My best advice for you here is “don’t even go there.”  The world has strayed so far from God’s righteousness.  Sin and corruption have become games.  Lust is openly displayed on many movies and your television. Lest you need reminded, the meaning of lust is intense or unbridled sexual desire. The actions and clothing of many have the purposeful intent of causing lust.  “Adult only stores” are fed by unbridled lust.

It grieves me that the world does this but what gives me deep grieving pain is that I find this even happening with those who claim to be My followers.  Your own statistics tell you that Christians are as bad as anyone else in watching X rated movies.  Then there is the constant temptation from the terrible evil available on the internet.  Like Satan sought how and when to tempt Eve, he is doing that to My people through all this media.  And you are falling for it.

I’m grieved that my true followers can’t even go to “church” to escape this influence of the world.  Women are displaying their bodies openly and acting as though they have a right to show themselves off.  Once lust is allowed a home in your heart, it grows until it crowds out all reason. “As a man thinks in his heart—so is he.”  Unbridled lust is as bad as the actual act.

Jesus’ Question for Me: How about your heart?  Are you protecting it from lustful temptations?

Jesus’ Promise to Me:  I am with you always—that means I am a silent observer of any lustful thoughts that enter your heart.

My Prayer to God:

I praise You for caring enough about us to warn us of lust’s danger.

I am sorry for the state of the movie industry that highlights lust.

Thank You for Your sheltering wings of protection from evil.

Help me to not place before my eyes any evil things that entice.

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