Biblically Speaking: Fight or Flight? Sin Takes Many Forms

“If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.” “And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.”
In the past few weeks, we have looked at the story of Cain and Abel. The theme of this series has been “ How do we handle sin?”  Last week, we discussed the first point of how to handle sin. We learned sometimes we have to face our sins head-on.  Then we’ve mentioned we should fight against our sins see Ephesians 6:10-20. This week we are discussing that we, sometimes, should flee our sins. For example, 1 Corinthians 6:18 says, “Flee fornication, every sin that a man doeth is without the body, but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.” In this verse, apostle Paul confirmed two things concerning the sin of fornication.  First, Paul mentions an individual should flee.  The main objective of the Greek definition is run as fast and as far as you can away from it.  This is a dangerous and venomous sin. In the terms from the game Monopoly, do not pass go and do not collect your $200. This is not the time to be a hero. Run! Run! Run!
Secondly, Paul mentions this being a sin against the body. This means it’s not just about you, it will affect the other individual that participates as well. We should save ourselves for our future spouse. However, we can waste God’s gift that’s supposed to be sacred and only meant for our partner after marriage. Society has a strange double standard for men and women when addressing fornication. Men today look at “scoring” another notch in their belt, whereas a lady is looked down on in society when committing this same sin. This is why God is the ultimate Judge of man. He judges rightly. He always has been and always will be a fair and impartial judge.

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