Survival for the Family
I Corinthians 6:19-7:9
Now, would you open your Bibles please to First Corinthians, the last several verses in chapter six and then on into chapter seven. First Corinthians chapter six and verse nineteen. We're thinking today on this subject, SURVIVAL FOR THE FAMILY. "What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you whom ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are God's. Now concerning the things about which ye wrote unto me, it is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife and every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence, and likewise, also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other except it be with consent for a time that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and then come together again that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. But I speak this by permission, and not by commandment. For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain themselves or if they have no self control let them marry, for it is better to marry than to burn." if I want you to use your imagination this morning and I want you to imagine that you're on a very high mountaintop and down from this mountaintop is a winding road that is quite treacherous, for on tie one side are sheer mountain cliffs and on the other side are prefaces over which you might fall and the road is crooked and angular and there are no guard rails and there are boulders and many things that might cau ...
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