What are the consequences of sexual immorality?

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Regretful ManNobody is immune to sexual temptation. It is a serious problem and deserves serious attention. This article is meant to be a helpful reminder of how terrible the consequences of falling to sexual temptation can be. Print this page and read it often. Read them periodically and on a regular basis, especially while traveling or under special temptation and weakness. If You rehearse these consequences on a regular basis, you will be able to identify the fog of sin's deception which will motivate you to think and live purely today—which is the only way to prevent immorality tomorrow.

Consequences which concern my relationship with God

My relationship with my spouse and my family

disciplines brought upon self

my friends and ministry

Other ramifications

Keep your mind on the things of God…

…especially upon His Word. Here are a few scripture verses upon which to meditate:

Hold onto instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. —Proverbs 4:13

I have made a covenant with my eyes, how then could I gaze at a virgin? ——Job 31:1

Do not set foot on the path of the wicked, or walk in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not travel on it, turn from it and go on your way. —Proverbs 4:14-15

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. —Proverbs 4:23

And do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. —Romans 6:13

Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord; and the Lord is for the body… Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? May it never be!… Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body… For you have been bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body. —I Corinthians 6:13-20

Do not be deceived; God is not mocked. A man reaps what he sows. —Galatians 6:7

An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one woman (a one woman kind of man) —I Timothy 3:2

Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers, the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity. —I Timothy 5:1-2

Author: Mark Van Bebber of Christian Answers

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