Run Man Run – Part 3

“…and sin against God?” Joseph tells Potiphar’s wife that sleeping with her is a great wickedness and a sin against God. As believers we are called to be holy. Jesus has set us apart, and we are to live our lives as one set apart from the rest of the world. Purity is a perquisite for holiness, (Psalm 24: 3-6) and God’s word is very clear that we need to void sexual sins. “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality…” (1 Thessalonians 4: 3 NIV) “…The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.” (1 Corinthians 6: 13 NIV) “Flee from sexual immorality…” (1 Corinthians 6: 18 NIV) “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires…” (Colossians 3: 5 NIV) As believers we are to stay away from all sexual sins, they are toxic and will just destroy a person from the inside out. God has called us to be holy. “I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy.” (Leviticus 11: 44 NIV) “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifices holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship” (Romans 12: 1 NIV) “Who has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace…” (2 Timothy 1:9 NIV) “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” (1 Peter 1: 15-16 NIV) “Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives.” (2 Peter 3: 11 NIV) The moment we asked Christ to come in our lives, we became holy. We may have not felt like it, I know I sure didn’t, but before God we are holy. When we sin, we are sinning against God, no matter what type of sin it is, and by the power of the Holy Spirit we can live a life that is holy and pleasing to God. One of the ways you know if you are striving for holiness is to ask yourself the question, how much do I hate my sin?

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