Are you a slave to sin and debauchery or a slave to righteousness and holiness?
For those that are saved, when we were in the world we slaves to sin. We felt a need to sin. We couldn’t help ourselves. You have sex with you boy/girlfriend because that’s what you do in a relationship. Who actually waits until marriage to have sex these days, right?? You go places you know you have no business going to because it’s not that serious. I can’t live in a bubble all my life, right?? You watch and listen to things you should see or listen to because they have no effect on you. This show or this album is what’s hot in the streets, right??
But when you come into the TRUE knowledge of who God is, you can’t help but act in a righteous manner. Now the thought of violating God’s temple (your body) with premarital sex makes you cringe. Now you feel compelled to be kind to someone who isn’t showing that same respect. Now certain songs and shows make you feel convicted.
We have to get to a place where we understand that setting standards for yourself on what you will and will not do is not being holier than thou. It ensures that when others see you, they see God and not your sin.
Let’s run this race together! See you at the finish line!!