It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality… — 1 Thessalonians 4:3
Thoughts on Today’s Verse….
Sanctified surely does sound “churchy,” doesn’t it? It means to be special, reserved for God’s use and glory, and not common. We are to be an uncommon people! This is especially true in steering clear of sexual immorality. We’re to stay far away from it, honouring God with our bodies (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20) while celebrating God’s plan for joyful sexual fulfilment in marriage (Proverbs 5; 1 Corinthians 7:1-7) whether that marriage is man and woman, man and man or woman and woman,we are all equal in the eyes of God.
Father God, please protect and empower me as I seek to resist sexual temptation in my sexually charged culture. I want to offer myself to you as a holy sacrifice, pleasing to you and a blessing to your people. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.