Jesus told us to forgive 70×7 times (Matt.18:21). That would equal 490 times. In the original Greek it means 490 times a DAY. That’s roughly once every 2 SECONDS in a 12 hour day. That means he literally wanted us to forgive the person every time the situation came to mind. #LoveIsAChoice
Month: March 2015
Man in His Image
The Lord pursues us relentlessly, desiring relationship. He made man, in His image, to reflect this trait. Man pursues woman to no end for relationship. We can’t blame God for making man the way He did; this trait is beautiful. God was not the one who perverted it.
Jesus flipped the tables in the temple, in a moment of righteous anger. He made the money changers leave. Pornography has become a massive money making business. God calls our bodies the temple. The temple was made to host an intimate covenant relationship, not an act, outside of relationship, or something to be sold. The temple of Solomon was very beautiful, much like the body of a woman, but the real treasure was in what the temple held.
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. (1Peter3:3-4)
Among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality (Eph.5:3)
Sexual immorality in its Greek form is porneia, meaning any sexual act outside of marriage connection. Porneia is a choice that leads to death; death not from God, but from your own choices. It will damage you and kill your relationships.
If your marriage connection is failing, check to see if you are making it a point to connect in a way that is greater than a physical act.
If you aren’t married, save it for marriage; otherwise you are stirring up grounds for pain, anger, rejection, addiction, pregnancy, shame, and a plethora of junk that will stick with you and mess up future connections.