1 Corinthians 6:12-14.. 12 “Everything is permissible for me,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me,” but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 “Food is for the stomach and the stomach for food,” and God will do away with both of them. However, the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 God raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.
The church in Corinth was just established in one of the most immoral cities in the world at the time. The new Disciples were all converts from this wicked society and had not grown enough spiritually to leave all their immoral lifestyle choices. Apparently they still used 2 common phrases from that period to justify their sin: “Everything is permissible for me” and “Food is for the stomach and the stomach for food”.
Paul pushed back by saying to the 1st, everything is not beneficial. To the 2nd God did create our bodies for sexual immorality, but for Jesus. God raised Jesus on the 3rd day after His crucifixion and burial and all His Disciples will be resurrected at the rapture. A When a Disciple is converted many things happen instantaneously, B including beginning the process of growing closer to the likeness of Jesus. That process will be completed at the rapture, C but Disciples are to be persevering every day to make some advance toward the goal of the image of Jesus, “conformed to the image of his Son“ D
Have you committed sexual sin recently? How would the Lord have you respond to this sin? What steps do you need to take toward repentance?
Henry Luke 3/16/2018
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