“Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.”
– Colossians 3:5
Additional reading: Galatians 5:16-17
This is not a subject most people like to talk about. I know that dozens of thoughts run through the heads of young people as perverse imagery is paraded before your eyes through TV and at school. Pornography alone is a disgusting tool used by the enemy to rob young people of their innocence early on. It also attempts to corrupt their future relationships with their spouses. One study showed that four out of every five American teenage boys view pornography regularly via the internet.
But perversion is not just pornography. It is also in how we dress and act, how we talk and joke, and how we think. Again, it is not any easy subject to talk about, but it is one that needs to be addressed. We are at war, young people, every single day. The Bible, written thousands of years ago, would not say that we should, “put to death the earthly and lustful desires” if it was not a big deal! Praying and reading the Word is how we can fight against perversion on the battlefield of life on a DAILY basis! Prayer and the Word is the only way we will win this war.
The famous Dwight Eisenhower once said, “War is terrible, but if you’re going to get into it, you’ve got to get into it ALL THE WAY!” This can be applied to our war on lust and perversion. We won’t win this battle if we are only halfway engaged.
Praying and reading the Word is how we can fight against perversion on the battlefield of life on a DAILY basis!
Don’t rely on your own power, but rely on the Power of Almighty God to overcome! Speak to it! Pray about it! Hold captive every evil thought and send them back to where they came from! Lastly, submit to God, resist the devil, he will flee from you, and you will win the war against perversion! Are you in this war…ALL THE WAY?
God is good… all the time… all the time…