This blog has been created after being motivated by reading yesterday’s Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide together with my Adventist friends, with the topic:
God’s Will: Holiness (1 Thess. 4:3).
Holiness in all aspect is the focus of the lesson for this week, it includes wide range of branched topics in its context, but the topic about sexual immorality (fornication) had been the center piece of the discussion.
It took 1 and a half hour for us to share our views and motivational advises in the group.
Let me jump to the point, I don’t really like to spend much time to write long articles.
Then we came into the last question. This one excites me:
What choices can we make that will help protect us from the potential damage that abuse of this gift can bring?
MINDSET is the most important defense that has to be placed in our inventory as Christians. We need not physical items to secure our safety in this battle, for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of darkness in this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Truly, sermons that are focused on relationships and are using sources from the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy books thus help us improved theoretically. Yeah! I’ve been through this, I’ve been watching and listening sermons about these topics, but how high is the assurance for us to protect ourselves in the trending form of courtship and dating that involves kissing, hugging, and the like?
Remember that in school, there are two parts of study. First is in the lecture where theories are presented, second is in the Laboratory where application of the theories is needed to investigate on how high was your understanding on the previously discussed theories during the lecture time.
Most of the time, laboratory activities are more harder to accomplish than the lecture quizzes. So as to life.
We sometimes feel that we have all the knowledge to shield ourselves in the fiery darts of temptations of adultery and fornication that are thrusting towards us. Keep in mind, when you’re in the battlefield, it’s not 100% that the environment there is the same compared to the scenarios that are shown in the lecture.
My point here is we are very weak to resist the temptations when we are alone with the opposite sex in an isolated place. This means that (not most of the time but based on my own experience) even how founded are we in the counsels about the proper and modest way to behave and apply the ways of friendship and love with the other sex, we tend to behave the way we don’t want to be. Because of the improper time, inappropriate topics, and not in the right place with the opposite sex some professed Christians cannot handle with boldness the temptations that Satan had laid for them.
prevention is better than cure. 🙂
We must stand firm in every decision that we make, let’s walk the talk!
remember: FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD!
-I will be adding a new post that is related with this.-
God Bless! 🙂