Jun 29, 2014 |Under the Cushions

Fleeing Sexual Immorality

06.29.14 | Under the Cushions

Fleeing Sexual Immorality

The same God that tells us to flee sexual immorality is the God who sent his only Son to die in our place.

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1 Corinthians 6:12-20 (Use this link to follow along on your Faithlife Study Bible)

Through the Gospel, our body is not our own.

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food…” (1 Corinthians 6:12-13a)

…and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. (1 Corinthians 6:13b-14)

Through the Gospel, we are members of Christ.

Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! (1 Corinthians 6:15)

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

Through the Gospel, we are one with the Lord.

Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:16-18)

Through the Gospel, our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

The same God that tells us to flee sexual immorality is the God who sent his only Son to die in our place and bear His wrath meant towards us.

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