We have heard all sorts of lingo come out of peoples mouth, and one phrase people like to say is, “My body, my choice.” Yet for a Christian this really cannot be said.

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 

We were bought and forgiven with the blood of Jesus if we are truly his, so we no longer have the freedom to just do whatever we want with our body. God does not want to spoil our fun though but so many people see God’s commands as unnecessary restrictions that cramp their style. But the contrary is true, his laws are for our good and not our harm and there are laws to this universe and when they get broken people hurt themselves and others. If you jump out of a plane without a parachute you die, when you mess with fire carelessly you get burned. These are physical consequences to breaking the laws of the natural world. how can we think we will escape the pain of breaking spiritual laws? If your greedy and use people, you will end up with very little friends. If you cheat and steal you will eventually be found out. If you lie then people will eventually not trust what you say. 

These are the consequences of breaking God’s commands. 

God has made us a certain way and for a certain purpose, and his word is like an operating manual for a piece of machinery, or like the owners manual for a car. Don’t expect your car to last long if you never change the engine oil, and don’t expect it to drive if it has no gas. Things operate a certain way and so do we. We must trust God to know what is truly most beneficial for our lives.


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