How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?
Read 2 Timothy 2:19-26
Joseph was a still young man when he remained standing against the deliberate
temptation that was directed at him. He not only said no to the sin
Potiphar’s wife suggested, but he also refused to commit this adulterous
act. Beyond his temporal earthly employer, he saw his heavenly Employer to
Whom he was not only responsible for his actions, but upon Whom he was
dependent for life itself.
In today’s modern society, having a sexual relationship outside of marriage
is not considered sinful. Few people in our land consider fornication to be
a great evil. How many would react as Joseph did, saying, “Shall I do this
great wickedness and sin against God?” There are few people who will sing
Psalter 415:7 and also make it their daily silent prayer, “With a confidence
complete, Toward the Lord my eyes are turning; From the net He’ll pluck my
feet; He will not despise my yearning.”
Is this your prayer? It is the secret by which you may remain standing while
other youth, also within the church, fall into sexual sin. Only in the Lord can
you remain steadfast.
Question: Marriage is a holy covenant which should reflect the union between
Christ and His bride, the Church. Is that also your desire?
Psalter 443:2, 3 (based on Psalm 101)
I’ll wisely tread the pathway of perfection; When wilt Thou come, O Lord, for
my direction? I’ll walk within my house with perfect heart, From sin apart.
No wicked thing or slanderous accusation Shall stand before mine eyes with
approbation; No hateful doings of apostasy Shall cleave to me.