Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February 4, 2015

"Flee from sexual immorality." I Corinthians 6:18

Would you rather fly with a pilot who buzzed the tower, used up all the run way, flew faster than he should and dangerously close to other planes or, a pilot who was super conservative and conscientious?

I'm not sure about you but I would take the conscientious pilot in a heartbeat!

It's good to build margins of safety in your life.

You try to build financial margins by having a savings account and using a budget.

You use your seat belt and leave safe margins between your car and the cars around you.

But do you build safe margins from sexual temptation?

Paul counsels the Christians in Corinthian to "flee" from immoral sexual situations. In other words, build safe moral margins in your life. "Flee" means to get away from it as fast and as far as you can!

Obviously, you are to flee physically and put as much distance as you can from the moral temptation. But you should flee mentally by taking control of your lustful thoughts and moving to more wholesome thoughts. You should also flee emotionally by not allowing yourself to become infatuated with the wrong person.

Wisely put distance between sexually immoral thoughts, actions and flirtations. Do it each time and every time you are tempted.

Flee don't flirt!

Are you building safe margins in your thought life?

Are you building margins around your emotions?

What safeguards have you built into your personal behavior?