What God desires of mankind is for each of us to acquire spiritual discernment (1 Corinthians 2:14-16). In effect to have the mind of God. With that being said those with such a mindset will often find ourselves at odds with the world around us
One example is the homosexual lifestyle. As Christians we are not to nurture or cherish in anyway improper feelings, desires, urges, lusts or wrongful behavior one of which is clearly homosexuality (Romans 1:26-27). Since the time of Leviticus (Chapter 18) it has been considered a Judaic abomination and continued to be so after Christ.
The battle for those who desire to stay true to our faith is that many in society want us to loose control and give this matter on the 3 fronts of physical, emotional and mental over to their way of thinking. Doing so even at the smallest level means we are not willing to accept God’s judgments on what is and is not sin.
There will always be with us those who are sexually bent in this manner. They will be our neighbors, business associates, family and yes even friends. For me the greatest act of love is to denounce the sin so the doer can be opened to repentance and forgiveness. Regarding homosexuality the answer for me is sin (with prayer for healing) when the question presented is ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE OR SIN?
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Homosexuality hinders becoming spiritual heirs of Heaven.
DEVOTIONAL VERSE FOR TODAY: Romans 1:27 “results of sin”.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Lord open my heart to speaking to those living in the sin of homosexuality.
QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT:
- Who do you know living a homosexual lifestyle?
- How would you share Scripture with this person?
- What is your view of homosexuality?
- Do you have strength to stay true to God’s Word?