“Run away from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Or don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18-20)
“Run away from sexual sin!” I remember I once received an email from a young man asking me to pray. He said that he was going through some hard times in his life and was currently battling with lust. Now, I have spoken to many people who have gone through this same situation, but this time when I heard it, the Spirit of the Lord told me that he should not be battling, he should be fleeing! Time and time again, you will hear people say that they are battling with lust and rather they admit it or not, it is a losing battle they fight. “No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.” Now, the bible states that no other sin so clearly affects the body. With AIDS and so many other STD’s in the world, it is not hard to understand the reasoning behind why we should be fleeing and not battling. If you talk to someone and they say they are battling cancer, it means they are consumed by this disease and seeking and believing they will be healed in Jesus Name. But I find when you battle lust, in the same respects; it has consumed you and your thoughts. Run! Do not deceive yourself in believing this is a fight you will by your own strength.
“Or don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?” We were made to worship. We were design for the Spirit of the Lord to live within and not to be consumed by lust and other sinful acts. We must understand that when we do not flee from these things, we are favoring them over the Spirit of the Lord. Our bodies are called to host the Holy Spirit. “You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” We are all called to a high standard living. When you Honor God with your body, you are putting into action your Faith in His Word. Righteousness not only comes through believing, but acting on what you believe. Favor The Lord with your everything and flee from those things that would bring sin into your life. Always remember, many are called, but few are chosen. Live the Life of righteousness the Lord has called you to live.