Thursday, July 14, 2016

"That"

1st Corinthians 6.9b-11 NIV

“Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

“And that is what some of you were.

“But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

“And that is what some of you were”. It’s embarrassing to admit but I was “that”. I cannot deny that the “that” to which Paul referred included me! I did not do everything on the “that” list:
  • sexually immoral
  • idolaters
  • adulterers
  • male prostitutes
  • homosexual offenders
  • thieves
  • greedy
  • drunkards
  • slanderers
  • swindlers
But it would be fair to say I committed (or thought about and wanted to commit) at least 8 of the list of 10. I was batting 800 on Satan’s baseball team. I was what Martha said about her dead brother’s decaying body...


“Lord... he stinketh”!
John 11.39 KJV

“That” is what I was. I stunketh to high heaven (or low hell) and desperately needed a spiritual bath. By God’s undeserved grace and mercy, I got one! I was cleansed, “washed… in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God”.


“…for not so long ago you were on that list. Since then,
you’ve been cleaned up and given a fresh start by Jesus”
1st Corinthians 6.11 “The Message”

2 comments:

Von Draco said...

Now Dave you know I couldn’t, not write something today. Lol, After all I could feel God’s hand on my shoulder as I was reading this passage today.

1 CORINTHIANS 6:18 – Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.

Interesting how we don’t look at it this way, You are worth saving, I am worth saving. I know for me this was the last thing on my mind when committing these kinds of sins. And yet God cleans me and purifies me. But yet it is so easy to judge others for there sins even after we have been forgiven (By God) for ours. All though having been through the sin I understand it’s power over you too. Could be why the passage starts with "Run from your sexual sin" he knows the power of it too.

I ask God to forgive me from my sexual sin……


Bro, Danny

Dave's Bible Blog said...

I'm proud of you Danny. You are growing so much in Christ. Thank you for sharing your heart on this. We serve a mighty God!

Dave