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As followers of Jesus Christ, everyone should be resisting the urge to do things contrary to the Word of God. We should resist the urge to drink alcohol in excess, resist the urge to become angry, or resist the urge to hate our neighbors because they’ve treated us poorly.

Interestingly enough, society seems to accept some of the things believers encourage others to resist that align with the Word of God. For instance, society doesn’t seem to have a problem with believers telling others to resist the urge to commit adultery against their spouses and society may not have a problem with believers telling single people to resist the urge to fornicate. However, if a believer tells a person to resist the urge to be involved in a same-sex relationship, society calls the believer a spreader of hate, homophobic, or an unbeliever in love/happiness.

Yes, people can be physically attracted to the same-sex, but just like a married person should resist the urge to cheat and a single person should resist the urge to fornicate, a person who’s attracted to the same-sex should resist the urge to follow-through with that attraction.

God, our Creator, knows and wants what’s best for us. God’s Word even declares no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly (Ps. 84:11). If He’s withholding the permissiveness of adultery, fornication, homosexuality, and more from us, it’s probably because it’s not a good thing.

At the end of the day, with every temptation, a decision needs to be made. Are we going to honor God with our lives, or satisfy the cravings of our flesh? You decide.

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

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Scriptures of the Day

October 2016
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