REPOST Today’s Spiritual Food for Thought, written by Pastor Young Kim of Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia, was originally posted on June 6/7, 2013. Young is a graduate of University of Illinois (BS), Biblical Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Westminster Theological Seminary (MA).
Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend
“The Wisdom from God for Our Daily Lives”
“Keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife. Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life. Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?”
There are too many great verses in Proverbs 6. I love the example about the ants. But I did notice that there is much warning about immoral sexual activities. Stay away from it! It will destroy you. You will get burned. You don’t want to be reduced to a loaf of bread.
“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—11 and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.”
Is there an area in your life that you are being lazy about? What is it? Bring it before the Lord. Ask God for strength to get it done. Remember God did not give us a spirit of timidity but of love, power and self-discipline. Laziness can destroy your relationship with Jesus. Ask God for His love, His power, and His spirit of self-discipline.
Proverbs 7:21-23, 27
“With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk. All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life. Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.”
Sex was God’s idea. He intended it as a gift to be used inside marriage. It was to be a beautiful act of love shared between husband and wife. But the enemy has hijacked this gift of sex and uses it to tempt us. It is one of the biggest battles of our times. Please read this chapter and gain wisdom in this area!!!
Prayer: Jesus I want to keep my eyes on you. Jesus, fill me with your love so my heart will not have room for lust. Amen.
Bible Reading for Today: 1 Chronicles 14-15