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Thursday

Harmless Sin

God cannot be mocked, Galatians 6:7, Just because you're consenting adults you can still hurt people by your sin
"We're consenting adults, so we aren't hurting anyone."

Even from a worldly standpoint, this excuse isn't logical. How many families have been torn apart by adulterous affairs between two consenting adults? How many unwanted pregnancies, abortions, latent regrets, sexually transmitted diseases, broken promises?

But suppose two adults could be involved in sinful behavior that didn't touch another person's life in any way. Would it be harmless?

Scripture says otherwise:

"Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body." 1 Corinthians 6:18

"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life." Galatians 6:7-8

Even if no one else is affected, sin still damages those who consent to it. There's no such thing as harmless sin.

Wednesday

Never Enough

We can never know Christ enough, Quiet Time, longing to know Christ, Philippians 3:8-12
Have you ever met someone who felt they were spending enough time with the Lord? I haven't.

I know people who diligently seek God daily in prayer and Bible study, but they're usually the first to admit it's not enough.

Contentment is good in other areas, but not this one. We should never be fully satisfied until we see Jesus face-to-face.

We can take our cues from one of the best examples in Christian history, the Apostle Paul who wrote these words:

"I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord... I want to know Christ...Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me." Philippians 3:8,10,12

The more we know Jesus, the more we will want to know Him. So let's pray for Paul's fervor and diligence in this area.
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