Monday, November 6, 2023
Some have mistakenly taught that all sin is the same. While all sin separates us from God, different sins impact our lives and others differently and potentially more severely. Sometimes our sin can lead others to sin or involves them in our sin. Sexual immorality is different and significant because it violates our bodies and the bodies of those with whom we share sexual sin. Paul makes this clear in our verses for today:
Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. Sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. 
The Holy Spirit has revealed several reasons why sexual sin is so significant to God and harmful to us and others in the Scriptures. Paul wrote today's verses to Corinthian Christians living in a sexually-supercharged culture similar to ours. He based his teachings on these principles:
As followers of Jesus, we pledge to offer our bodies to God to honor, please, and worship Him.  We want everything we do to praise and honor Jesus Christ.  Most of all, we want Jesus to be able to present us to the Father as His "holy and blameless" children "without a single fault. 
Almighty God, forgive me for forgetting how precious my body is to You. I offer myself to You as a living sacrifice — body, soul, mind, and spirit. I want to honor Jesus for the price He paid to redeem me. I want my life to bless others, lead them closer to You, and reflect the cleansing work of the Holy Spirit. I ask for the Spirit's power and help as I seek to use can control my body in holiness and honor. Amen.
Together in Christ is a daily devotional that focuses on what Scripture teaches about godly living in relationships.
'Together in Christ' is written by Phil Ware.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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