This “talk” has emphasized loving the truths of heaven to resist lying lusts that lead to hell. You’ve heard that God’s protection from immorality is faithfully obeying God’s Word (1–5) and seen the foolishness of immorality in a tragic illustration (6–23). You must guard your heart and mind from the temptations to immorality (24–25a). You must mentally keep away from immorality. You must guard the steps of your life from going to the places where immorality presents itself (25b). Literally keep away from immorality. You must take the long look—seeing where immorality leads, death and hell (26–27). It looks good on the surface but underneath there is an evil, life-taking monster (26). Immorality’s home is all decked out, appealing in every way (16–17) but it is the doorway to death and hell (27). The only way you’ll see it for what it really is if you fear the Lord, reverently believing in the God of the Bible, exclusively loving, obeying, and worshiping the One you will give an account to.
1. Why doesn’t immorality show its true colors?
2. Sexual immorality is a lie, promising life and excitement that it never delivers on. What will it do to your soul? To your marriage and family?
3. What practically can you do to mentally keep away from immorality?
4. What practically can you do to literally keep away from immorality?