TUESDAY 26TH DECEMBER, 2017 READ – DAY: Luke 21; Night: Neh 1-3
THEME: FLEE TEMPTATION
TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 6: 13 – 18
HYMN: EMHB 724 – Jesus, Lord of life and glory
In 1988, Cody repeated an old Indian legend in Guideposts magazine. Here it is: Many years ago, Indian youths would go away in solitude to prepare for manhood. One such youth went into a beautiful valley. There he fasted. But on the third day, he decided to climb one of the surrounding mountains to the peak. When he reached the top, his heart swelled with pride. Then he heard a sound and saw a snake. Before he could move, the snake spoke.
“I am about to die,” said the snake. “It is too cold for me up here. Put me under your shirt and take me down to the valley.”
“No,” said the youth. “I am forewarned. I know your kind. You are a rattlesnake. If I pick you up, you will bite, and your bite will kill me.”
“Not so,” said the snake. “I will treat you differently. If you do this for me, I will not harm you.”
The youth resisted awhile, but this was a very persuasive snake with beautiful markings. At last the youth tucked it under his shirt and carried it down to the valley. There he laid it gently on the grass; then suddenly, the snake coiled, rattled, and leapt, biting him on the leg.
“But you promised…” cried the youth.
“You knew what I was when you picked me up.” said the snake as it moved smoothly away.”
You are forewarned!!! Sexual Immorality – fornication, adultery, premarital sex, homosexuality, rape, incest, bestiality and others are rattle snakes. They are evil. They kill, too. The wages of sin is death. Therefore FLEE – run away quickly. Run into the Word of God. Why should you die prematurely? Why should you die spiritually?
MEMORY VERSE: 1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.”
PRAYER: My Lord and God, give me the wisdom and humility to flee from sexual sins. Let every form of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life in me be destroyed by the fire of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.