Monday, September 27, 2010

daily text 9/27

Monday, September 27th, 2010
"The people started to have immoral relations with the daughters of Moab" (Numbers 25:1)

Satan uses sexual immorality to corrupt God's people. Today, moral standards in the world have fallen so low that fornication is considered normal and homosexuality is viewed simply as a matter of personal choice. Young people who remember their Grand Creator know that sexual intimacy is a sacred gift that has to do with life and procreation. Hence, they recognize that sexual relations should be enjoyed in the way that God directed—within the marriage arrangement. (Ecclesiastes 12:1; Hebrews 13:4) However, during "the bloom of youth"—the period when sexual feelings become strong and can distort one's judgment—it can be a struggle to remain chaste. (1 Corinthians 7:36) What can you do when improper thoughts enter your mind? Pray earnestly to Jehovah for help to focus on wholesome things. (Luke 11:9-13) Upbuilding conversation can also help to refocus the mind.
(Watchtower issue: 4/15/08, 3:7-9)