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Short Take #3: Sexual Temptation in the Bible

The Christian Worldview / David Wheaton
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March 8, 2021 9:01 am

Short Take #3: Sexual Temptation in the Bible

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March 8, 2021 9:01 am

Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on How to Overcome Sexual Temptation.

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Here is another short take Christian worldview with David. We see this this young man in Proverbs chapter 7 and says for the window of my house I looked through my window and saw a young man devoid of understanding. Passing along the street near her corner and he took the path to her house in the evening knows what time of day it is and there a woman met him with provocative clothes and a crafty heart.

Notice how she's dressed. She was allowed and rebellious.

At time she was outside in the open square lurking at every corner. In other words, it's everywhere, so she caught him and kissed him, and with the bold face. She said to him I have peace offerings with me today. I have paid my vows. This is not a secular woman. This is a religious woman.

In other words, Christians are immune from falling prey to sexual morality with another professing Christian she's paid her peace offering. Today she paid her vows.

So I came out to meet you would. It continues diligently to seek your face and I have found you.

I have spread my bed with tapestry. I have perfumed my bed, let us take our fill of love are all insert lost until morning.

Let us delight ourselves with love for my husband uses a married woman is not at home. He has gone a long journey he has taken a bag of money with him, and will come home on the appointed day one more thing, I should've added. There is sexual immorality is always deceitful. She's doing something trying to be out of the sight of her own husband.

Of course we always look horizontally. We don't look vertically because God is always watching us in the passage ends by saying with her enticing speech she caused him to yield, with her flattering lips. She seduced him and the here's this here's this closer than we think. Part immediately.

She went after her as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks until an arrow struck his liver as a bird hastens to the snare, he did not know it would cost his life. In other words, he didn't go out that night probably didn't give any contact or probably didn't go out that night thinking he was going to destroy his life. It would cost him his life. You think it ox before get slaughtered more than about a minute before it happens knows that something is going to go fatally wrong is the same way with sexual morality. It's much closer much more lurking than we think.

So let's get to the fact of the topic for the day. Here now is how can we be over comers over sexual temptation. I know I mentioned in previous programs about the life of Joseph and Joseph just for a quick preview on who he is, was one of the sons of the 12 sons of of Jacob. He was the favorite son actually of Jacob. Jacob's father gave him a coat of many colors.

Joseph's brothers really despised him because he was favored he had these dreams about his older brothers bowing down to him will eventually his brothers hated him so much that when he came to visit his brothers, as they were tending to their flocks.

The brothers conspired together to sell him into slavery.

If you can believe that into Egypt so there in the land of Canaan. He goes to see his brothers. They sell him to the Ishmaelites are traveling down Egypt. So, in Genesis 39 we have. Joseph is now arrived in Egypt and it says this now, Joseph had been taken down to Egypt and Potter for an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard bought him bought Joseph from the Ishmaelite traders who had taken him down there but listen to this, even though he had been betrayed and rejected by his brothers. It says this in verse two the Lord was with Joseph. So he became a successful man and he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian, this is Potter for the captain of the guard of Pharaoh. This is a very important home a very important man in Egypt just by God's providence. That's where Joseph went and listen to how Joseph is doing now his master Potter first saw that the Lord was with Joseph and how the Lord because all that he did to prosper in his hand. So Joseph found favor in his site and became his personal servant, and he made him overseer over his house and all that he owned. He put in his charge. The Lord blessed the Egyptians house on account of Joseph. Thus the Lord's blessing was upon all that he owned in the house and in the field. Verse six last verse. So we left everything he owned in Joseph's charge in with him there. He did not concern himself with anything except the food which he ate, he might be thinking why my mentioning that in the lead up to how Joseph overcame the temptation to sexual immorality with Potter first wife will just look at what setting them up or what's going into this this temptation which is going to happen next.

There is complete blessing and success in favor the life of Joseph so with that as background all of a sudden the Bible makes a very interesting transition in verse six it says this now Joseph was a handsome inform and appearance that is interesting how the Bible would say that why would the Bible say that is because Joseph is so successful and is also this great looking guy and he has it all know it's pretending that something is about to change. Maybe something ominous is coming.

There's a warning here that those who are successful and good-looking, those kind of people attract a lot of attention. Not all of it is good that we can often think that good-looking people get all the breaks in life but good looks, as Joseph wasn't handsome, inform, and appearance can be a liability as well and it attracts those with sinful intentions. This is been a short take from a Christian worldview with David. We find out more about the Christian worldview resources make a donation from a monthly partner or contact us visit the Christian you can also call us toll-free 1-888-646-2233 right to us at Box 401, Excelsior, MN 5531 that's Box 401, Excelsior, MN 551

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