Crossroads: Choosing the Road to Sexual Purity

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Today's Scripture
"Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track." Proverbs 3:5-6 MSG

Thoughts for Today
The sin of proximity is not the same for everyone. What may constitute an occasion for sin for one person may not tempt another.

We all have our triggers that, if pulled, will likely lead us to acting out our sexual impulses. We need to learn to avoid these sin traps. Doing this requires making decisions and taking action before we are confronted with the situations that tempt our weaknesses. If we can recognize these occaions for sin and learn how to avoid them, we will have greater victory against the sin.

Consider this …
Above all, we must recognize that we need God's help in avoiding and overcoming sin. We don't have the strength or the wisdom to avoid temptation on our own. But if we truly desire to do what is right and trust God to help us, he will. His Word promises that he will "keep us on track."

Trust him … listen to him … obey him … and he will make all things possible.

Prayer
Father, I really want to do what is right. I realize now, however, that I can't do it on my own. Forgive me for my failures. Teach me how to avoid circumstances and people and things that would entice me to sin. Give me the strength to stay away. Help me to live in a way that pleases you. In Jesus' name …


These thoughts were drawn from …

Crossroads: Choosing the Road to Sexual Purity by David E. Longacre.

  • Describes the sexual addiction process

  • Shows how the sin of proximity often precedes sexual sins

  • Shows the way out of sexual addiction

  • Presents biblical insights to help a person break free and stay free

  • Gives practical actions for renewing the mind

  • Shows how recognizing lies can help reject them for the truth of God's Word

  • Serves as a powerful evangelistic tool by providing a way to minister to people's felt needs and then pointing them to Christ


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