Last saturday on youth group Mrs. Elba talked about Holiness, and talked about specifically how we should be Holy as the Lord is Holy when it comes to relationships and even singleness. I'm glad the group was divided into men and women because we were able to freely ask questions about sexual immorality, lust and what is appropriate to watch when in front of the television. I was also very glad we touched the subject of lust in tv series and movies women in general usually like, I took the opportunity to speak of some of the things I wrote in my post on Twilight.
"For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. 7 For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. 8 Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you." 1 Thesalonians 4:3-7
"Be strong in the Lord, and in the power
of His might." Ephesians 6:10
When you are to resist a temptation, or to
mortify a corruption--do not go out in your
own strength, but in the strength of Christ.
Some go out to duty in the strength of their
abilities; and go out against sin in the strength
of their resolutions--and they both come home
foiled. Alas! What are our resolutions, but like
the green cords which bound Samson! A sinful
heart will soon break these!
Do as David when he was to go up against Goliath.
He said, "I come to you in the name of the Lord!"
So say to your Goliath lust, "I come to you in the
name of Christ!" Then we conquer, when the Lion
of the tribe of Judah marches before us!