“Foremost in your mind must be the commitment to glorify Jesus in all circumstances. You and I must remember that God is watching and we will one day have to account for everything we have done.”
This quote from Rebecca St. James’ book Wait For Me reminds me of a message the young adult pastor’s wife at my church shared with our youth group about a month or so ago. Regarding relationships and purity, she said something along the lines of, “If you’re asking, ‘How far is too far?’ then you’re asking the wrong question. You should be asking, ‘How can I honor God more in this relationship?'”
I just love that. Instead of seeing how far we can push boundaries, it’s time to stand up and go against our culture to follow Christ in every area of our lives, including relationships with the opposite sex.
But why? Because God called us to it in scripture (1 Corinthians 6:18). And the scriptures were written for our instruction (Romans 15:4).
And to the one who has made mistakes and walked away with scars…
It’s never too late to turn around. You can be redeemed by the blood of the cross.
After all, who wants to trade something that’s supposed to be beautiful in for a bowl of nasty soup? ‘Cause that’s what compromise in relationships does…
(If you see this, Jenelle, thanks for the awesome message on Esau’s soup bowl spirituality!)