Let's Walk in the Way of Love as Ephesians 5:1-16 Describes It, Not as Culture Describes It

Read this devotion and ask yourself what you celebrate and what you accept. That will reveal how you define sin.

I regularly hear people say they want LGBTQ+ friends and family members to feel accepted, not judged. 

But I never hear this comment made about other sins. Why do we treat these sexual sins differently than other sins? 

Would we want a friend who is cheating on his wife to feel accepted and not judged? What about a family member who is caught embezzling funds?

Scripture tells us that all sins are willful choices (James 1:14-15). It explains that sexual sins damage people's souls in ways other sins don't (1 Corinthians 6:18). And it describes homosexual sins as shameful, unnatural lusts (Romans 1:26-27).   

Every sin is a willful choice based on our fallen human nature  (Romans 8:7-8Ephesians 2:1-9).

If we love God, we trust His design for sexuality and agree with His commands, knowing that they are given for our best good (John 14:15,21,23;15:10; 1 John 2:3; 5:3). 

Ephesians 5:1-16 commands us to “walk in the way of love” exposing “the fruitless deeds of darkness.” If we remain silent or approve of lifestyles that damage people's souls, we're not walking in the way of love. 

More scriptural truths about this subject:

Sexual immorality comes from our “earthly nature:

Colossians 3:5: “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

People cannot live an immoral lifestyle and be saved:

1 Corinthians 6:9-10: “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”



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Read this devotion and ask yourself what you celebrate and what you accept. That will reveal how you define sin.

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