Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Walk in the Daylight
“Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy” (Romans 13:13 nkjv).
Much of the entertainment industry wants to make bad things look good and good things look bad. They’ll take something that’s forbidden, something we know is sinful, and make it look very appealing by the way they present it.
Then they’ll take something that’s good, virtuous, and wholesome, and make fun of it or even outright attack it.
Let me put that into the modern vernacular: Don’t party and drink. Have you ever been in a place where a group of people are drinking, and they get louder and louder? Pretty soon no one even knows what they’re laughing at.
The Christian should be under the control of the Holy Spirit not alcohol or drugs. Ephesians 5:18 tells us, “Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit” (nlt).
Then there is the word: lewdness, which comes from a Greek term that simply means “bed.” It holds the same connotation as two people going to bed together. We understand that doesn’t mean taking a nap.
The word lust in this verse doesn’t merely describe a person given over to immorality. It describes someone who is living immorally but is incapable of feeling shame. It’s shameless excess and the complete absence of restraint.
In other words, this is a person who not only lives immorally, but they proclaim it. They flaunt it. They’re proud of it.
It frightens me when I hear of Christians engaging in sexual activity outside of God’s constraints, having affairs, extramarital sex, and premarital sex.
The Bible is saying that should not be true of us. So, don’t live that way.
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