Exodus 2:11-3:22 / Matthew 17:14-27 / Psalm 22:1-18 / Proverbs 5:7-14

Standout verse:

Proverbs 5:8

“Remove your feet far from her, and do not go near the door of her house.”

This chapter of Proverbs is talking about the perils of adultery.  Adultery can happen in a literal, physical sense – it can also happen one one’s heart and mind.  We live in a“Hugh Heffner-ized” world where it is very nearly impossible to walk down the street or go to the grocery store without being bombarded by images that can lead to thoughts and behaviors that cripple, damage and ultimately destroy everything truly precious in our lives.

So…what is to be done about this?  Are we at the mercy of the enemy and his plans to invade our hearts and minds?  Is it even possible to survive without letting “too much” affect us “too much”?

Satan would try to convince us that we are at the mercy of a secret “gene” that has been implanted into each of us that renders us helpless and perpetually vulnerable and unable to truly fight for our own purity.  If he can get us to believe we’ve lost the battle for our minds in this area, he wins.

I say, “NO WAY”!!  Come on!  Greater is He that is in us than he who in the world!!

The truth is it’s EXTREMELY POSSIBLE to live in this world – as messed up as it is - clean and clear, in the light and faithful!  That’s what God says!!

It’s a matter if identifying the lies we fallen for, and replace them with the TRUTH of what God says about the fact that sexual temptation has no power over us!  We then choose to live a pro-active lifestyle that simply chooses “to remove our feet from each situation that presents itself and steer clear from those places and situations that will likely bombard us with junk”.  It’s not about being “good” so we stay out of trouble.  It’s about God’s best for us and fighting to keep our relationship with Him, our marriages, parenting and friendships clean, clear and thriving (as opposed to secretive, compartmentalized and damaging).