1 Corinthians 10:8-9 (8): We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. (NIV)

When an unmarried person has sex, it’s fornication (Mark 7:20-23). Also, when a married individual has a sexual relationship outside their matrimony, such fellow has committed adultery (Luke 16:18). Every sexual immorality is grievous before God and the body (1 Corinthians 6:9-20). Moreover, it’s not only when we commit the act that we sin but also when we lustfully look at the opposite sex, we have sinned in our heart (Matthew 5:27-32).

But I don’t commit any of these. I’m born again, but at times I fall into temptations of masturbation and pornography. You are defiling your body, which is the Lord’s temple (1 Corinthians 3:17). Oh! Are you that man or woman who cannot but seduce and sleep with anything; both single and wedded? If yes! The Bible describes you as unwise (Proverbs 6:20-35) because while you think you’re enjoying; you are ignorantly destroying your soul and prone to diseases and loss of self-value (Revelation 21:8).

Are you a student living a couples-live, a couple cheating on one another or intended lovers already living together? Indeed, you are walking on the red line. Thus, to avoid immorality, get married (1 Corinthians 7:2, 9) and be faithful (Proverbs 5:15-23). In conclusion, if you are guilty of any of the above; you can be forgiven if you confess, repent, and flee immediately (1 Thessalonians 5:22-24) because as our text also affirms: ‘the wages of this sin, is death’ (Romans 6:23)


Hymn: Take Time to Be Holy – William D. Longstaff (1882)

1. Confess all your sexual sins (mention) and say: Father, forgive and cleanse me with Your blood.

2. Holy Spirit, help me stay undefiled, redeemed and ever clean for God’s use (spend time on this!).


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