Scripture Union Daily Guide July 31, 2023: Dangers of immorality

Scripture Union Daily Guide 31 July 2023
Scripture Union Daily Guide July 31, 2023

Read Scripture Union Daily Guide July 31, 2023, Monday SU Daily Guide Reading

TOPIC: Dangers of immorality

Opening Prayer: Let me know more of you today dear Lord as I meditate on your word.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 3: Is there any command for me to obey?

Scripture Union Daily Guide 31 July 2023 MESSAGE:

Must I give in to lustful passions just because I am free to do it? Observe how Paul adapts the two sayings used by the Corinthians to exhort them not to use their liberty as a license to sin (vs.12-13). How will it affect us and the people around us when we give free rein to the desires of our sinful nature or put ourselves into the power of our bodily appetites? If we indulge in too much food, we satisfy our flesh, but the consequence can be ill health.

Note how much honour the Lord attributes to the human body (v.15). To be members of Christ’s body is great enough but more so, the Lord will also raise us up as He raised up Christ. Notice what we are commanded to do in v.18a and why (vs.18b-20)? Do we realise how much it cost God the Father to purchase our bodies? So, how we use our bodies matters to God. Our bodies are not meant for immorality but for the Lord! What are the things that you allow in your body, the temple or habitation of the Holy Spirit – through your eyes, ears, mouth, hands, feet, heart…?

Practice/Word Application
So what? It is a sad fact today that a great number of people, young and old, even fervent Christians engage in sex outside of marriage. Will you follow the example of Joseph and say, ‘No’ to sexual immorality (Genesis 39:7-21)?

• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?

Closing Prayer
Meditate on Romans 12:1 and turn it into your prayer for today.

Offer a prayer of faith in line with Micah 4:4

One Year Bible Reading Plan
Isaiah 19‐21

Scripture Union Daily Guide July 31, 2023. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.

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