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1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Flee Sexual Immorality

12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.


Legality is not Love.

"It doesn't matter so long as my sin doesn't hurt anyone else." Self-evident in such a life is the Scripture again: "the dog returns to its vomit."

The Spirit of God--purchased by the blood of His Lamb--dwells in you. Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit wherein is available a feast of divine victuals, not vomit.

And Love looks out--not simply for one, but--for all. Whether foods or sexual stop signs, the behavior of the beloved must benefit both one & all. Whereas once we were devoid of love, dominated by the desires of death, now--in Christ--we've been set free to love, to the glory of God & to the good of all men.


Today, rather than immorality that ruins all, how will you glorify God with your body?