Sexual sin among other offenses deeply irritates God.
King Solomon who once loved God and ruled his people with wisdom became obsessed with women, and they caused him to deviate from God’s path.
Since his illicit sexual obsessions began, Solomon became inconsistent with God, and he made a series of costly mistakes.
The scripture reported, “King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites—from the nations of whom the Lord had said to the children of Israel,
“King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites.
They were from nations about which the Lord had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray.
As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been” (1 Kings 11:1-4 NKJV)
Lesson To Learn About Sexual Sin
Illicit sexual relationships will make any man or woman fall. Immoral relationships imprison people.
A man or woman who engages in an immoral relationship is not free, but he or she is spiritually bounded to live as a slave.
In fact, no one engages in an illicit sexual relationship and go free.
The individual would have something to lose in the process!
Therefore, anyone who intends to live victorious life must shun any relationship that may lead to fornication or adultery.
A person who maintains his or her sanctity would receive some automatic blessings from God – even without prayers.
Better still, a person (single or married) who keeps him or herself pure and maintains a good relationship with God will enjoy multiple benefits from God on earth and in heaven.
Prayer of Grace for Self Control
Dear God, I realized that illicit relationships are ungodly and they can make anybody fall from grace, therefore I ask you to please help me to maintain sanctity as a single (or married) person.
Help me to abstain from any interaction that may damage my relationship with you.
Please let me be holy and faithfully serve you so that I can enjoy your benefits, and so that I can prosper in all aspects of life.
God requires obedience from his people. He put people of Judah to task by asking them provocative questions. In a metaphorical statement, God challenged Judah inhabitants to consider what the consequences of their sinful actions are. God said,
“Now let me sing to my Well-beloved a song of my beloved regarding His vineyard: My Well-beloved has a vineyard on a very fruitful hill. He dug it up and cleared out its stones, and planted it with the choicest vine. He built a tower in its midst, and also made a winepress in it; so He expected it to bring forth good grapes, But it brought forth wild grapes. “And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, Judge, please, between Me and My vineyard. What more could have been done to my vineyard that I have not done in it? Why then, when I expected it to bring forth good grapes, did it bring forth wild grapes?” (Isaiah 5:1-4).
Lesson On The Consequences of Sin and Blessing of Obedience
Which one of the following two conditions should be considered appropriate for us: To obey God and receive God’s blessings, or to disobey God and receive his punishments?
The most efficient decision anyone can make in life is to obey God and enjoy his benefits.
A person who chooses to walk in God’s way will prosper; the fellow will see the fruits of his/her labor abide.
Meanwhile, a person who walks contrarily to God’s laws exposes him or herself to negative consequences. Sufferings that are attached to an act of disobedience to God’s laws are not quantifiable.
If a person does not walk with God, he/she will automatically become subject to Satan’s influences. Since nothing good comes from the devil, the reward of an association anyone has with him would be disastrous. Hence, people who value God’s relationship should make their best efforts to obey his commandments.
Prayer On the consequences of Sin and Blessing of Obedience
Dear God, I understand that Satan has nothing good to offer anyone; therefore, I choose to follow you. My heart desires would be to faithfully serve you and obey your instructions. I will not deviate from loving you!
I will serve you with my whole heart, and I will give all it takes to make our relationship work.
Please anoint me with the grace and fill me with your Holy Spirit to keep my promises, and remain faithful to you until the end. Please count me worthy of your blessings on earth and in heaven also. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.