Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 5 of 42 : Not Even A Hint

Ephesians 5:3

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

God adds "or any kind of impurity" to acts of "sexual immorality". It's not just the sins of adultery and sex outside of marriage God wants us to be freed from. He wants us to eliminate any kind of impurity in our thoughts and actions. He wants us to dig down into our hearts and uproot sexual greediness which is always seeking a new sensual thrill.

Isn't just a little lust okay? A little lust is not okay.  That's why God calls us to be the daunting standard of non even a hint. This means there's no place for lust to exist peacefully in our lives. We're to fight in on every front.

Sounds exhausting doesn't it?  But if you're feeling like that bar is set hopelessly high, don't give up.  That's exactly what you should be feeling.

**Not Even A Hint (Joshua Harris)

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