“Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy” 1 Peter 1:13-16, NKJV.
When the devil whispers in our ears, “You’re a man. Go ahead and watch porn. It’s ok.” What he doesn’t tell us is how it distorts our view of sex and intimacy, how it destroys our marriages, how it programs our mind with graphic sexual images, and the list goes on. Addiction to pornography is a dangerous road that you do not want to go down. The Bible encourages us as men to gird up the loins of our mind, to be sober, and to not conform to the former lusts that we used to walk in when we were ignorant and didn’t know God. The Lord tells us to be holy, for He is holy.
We become wiser the moment we realize how our decisions impact those around us. Stay away from pornography, man of God! No sin is worth losing the love and respect of your wife and children over. No addiction is worth losing your marriage over. God knows the challenges that men face and that’s why He supplies an abundance of grace through Jesus. However, it’s up to us to receive His help to live holy and in a way that pleases Him.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for ministering to me your truth. I receive your correction. I ask that you forgive me of all sin and break the power of any sexual sin off of my life. Purify me and cleanse me. I cast down every evil imagination and I take every thought captive. You are my Lord and if you say, “No” I can’t watch it, the answer is “No”! So I say “No” to all sexual sin! I say “No” to pornography today, tomorrow and the next day and so on, until the enemy understands I’m not going that way. Thank you Lord for empowering me to live holy and in a way that pleases you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read 2 Corinthians 10:5; James 4:7; James 5:16; 1 Corinthians 6:18; Mark 9:47)