1ST CORINTHIANS 6:18-20 (15 OF 28)

by Harley Howard

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1st Corinthians 6:18-20 (15 of 28)
Series: The Epistle of 1 Corinthians
Harley Howard

18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

If you listen long enough to the various voices within Christendom speak about fornication you might get the impression that we have no idea about how to handle the matter of fornication. I believe that in many venues or settings we have to be honest enough to recognize that there is a serious problem with this sin among the ranks of many believers and churches as well.

Yet, here's a simple solution to the issue of sexual immorality, and thankfully it's not the "touchy-feely" non-biblical nonsense that we are so accustomed to hear from so many as a solution to just about everything. No, Paul said, "Flee fornication". It's that simple and there are no better instructions than this.

We have a very familiar OT example, which we can always refer to in this matter of fleeing sexual immorality.

Genesis 39:4-12
4 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all [that] he had he put into his hand.
5 And it came to pass from the time [that] he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.

Potiphar put Joseph in charge of his household and of all that he owned. Because of Joseph the LORD blessed the household of the Egyptian. The blessing of the LORD was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field. Because Joseph was elevated from the pit to Potiphar, from slavery to stewardship did not means that this was the end of his life; that everything was happily ever after, and that his character would not be tested over and over again. No sooner than he was elevated to the place of overseer and ent ...

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