TOPIC: QUENCH THE FLESHLY DESIRE
"While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women, who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods. The people ate the sacrificial meal and bowed down before these gods. So Israel yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor. And the Lord’s anger burned against them. The Lord said to Moses, "Take all the leaders of these people, kill them and expose them in broad daylight before the Lord, so that the Lord’s fierce anger may turn away from Israel.”
So Moses said to Israel’s judges, "Each of you must put to death those of your people who have yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor.” Then an Israelite man brought into the camp a Midianite woman right before the eyes of Moses and the whole assembly of Israel while they were weeping at the entrance to the tent of meeting. When Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, saw this, he left the assembly, took a spear in his hand and followed the Israelite into the tent. He drove the spear into both of them, right through the Israelite man and into the woman’s stomach. Then the plague against the Israelites was stopped; but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000.”
Every human being is created with a desire and it is very important that we control our desires because the results of it can be life or deadly. One of the destructive desires of man among others is sexual desire, though, it is not a sin for married (legitimate) couples to do it but it is evil and destructive for unmarried couples. Undoubtedly, those unmarried couples who engage in it know it is evil in the sight of God but they lack self control. Like the men of Israel indulging in sexual immorality with the Moabites women, they could not control (flee) themselves and as a result God’s wrath came against them.
Prayer:-pray for self control
pray against sexual lust that has been working greatly in our days
What to meditate on:
How can someone control him/her self from addiction?