Isaiah 51:1-53:12 / Ephesians 5:1-33 / Psalm 69:19-36 / Proverbs 24:7

Ephesians 5:3

“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.”

Ephesians 5:15

“Be very careful then, how you live, not as unwise but as wise.”

We live in an over sexualized, materialistic culture where promiscuity and a never ending hunger for the latest and greatest stuff, is “normal”. The world’s system claims to offer life, and continually sends us it’s messages promising that we will find rest and happiness if we purchase more “stuff” and/or participate in it’s  frivolity.

Satan loves to dull our senses when it comes to sex and wants us to believe that sexual content in movies, music and the internet is just “cute” (like a bunny… really?). Living the “average worldly lifestyle” promises immediate excitement, but leads to long term confusion, addiction, emptiness, damage and death. 

As Christians, we must not allow the world’s definition (of normal) to define us- it isn’t who we are and it isn’t how we operate.  Yes, we live in this world, but we are not of it. We are called to be set apart and different – not for the sake of following a set of rules, but because God’s ways lead to REAL LIFE, REAL PEACE, REAL SAFETY, REAL JOY, (and the list goes on…)!

As Christians we must be SMARTER, WISER, and MORE DELIBERATE in the way we live. GOD PROMISES THAT IF WE ASK HIM, HE WILL GIVE US WISDOM, AND AS WE SEEK HIM WE WILL FIND HIM.

God offers a WAY BETTER path for anyone who would choose to follow Him. Lets keep moving forward, unafraid to say “No!” to what the world is trying to sell us and instead, boldly say “YES” to the real, abundant life He offers!!!

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