Ephesians 5:3 (KJV)
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
What would you do if you paid some money into a contractor’s account for a building project and instead he uses the money to set up a plantain plantation? Certainly, you won’t be all smiles, and neither will you be giving him a bear hug, simply because the money was never his to spend as he wishes.
In the same vein, your body is not your own, you have been bought with a price (1 Cor 6:18, 19). Your body belongs to God and He has said that it is not for fornication (1 Cor 6:13) and that fornication should not be once named among us saints. In Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:3-5 and Col 3:3-5, the Bible warns believers not to give themselves to fornication/sexual sins, warning that those who give themselves to and practice these things have no inheritance in the Kingdom of God.
The scripture instructs the believer on how to walk in victory over these.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
To walk in the Spirit is to walk in the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-25), so walk in love and not in lust.
Also, guard your heart.
23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
a. Guard it by the word of God (Psalm 119:9 Rom 12:2) Give yourself to the word and allow it renew your mind.
b. Guard it by cutting off wrong influences (1 Cor 5:9-11; Matt 5:27-30, 1 Cor 15;33)
It is a scriptural prescription that we keep no company with a believer who is given to fornication (see 1 Cor 5:11).
Go into today knowing that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and that is not for fornication, but rather for serving God.
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