You Can Do It! – Part 3
Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 30:11-20
Key Verse: Deuteronomy 30:11
Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.
The third part of God’s promises to those who choose to follow Him: “Your God will bless you” (Deuteronomy 30:16a). You may not use the word bless much throughout your day, but it has great meaning. To bless means God gives divine favor; to protect or guard from evil (dictionary.com). Wouldn’t you want an Almighty God to bless you with His kind of favor? Don’t you feel a need for His protection and guidance? If so, let that motivate you to follow after His instructions for life.
Are you staying sexually pure? If you are single, have you committed to staying sexually pure until your wedding night? If you are married, are you guarding your heart against the many ways this world tempts you to impurity? Is it a battle to stay pure in this world? In my opinion, it is one of the toughest battles you’ll fight—and it’s daily!
Why should we bother when most people relax and go with society’s flow? The best reason to fight for purity is to receive God’s favor in your life! There are too many ways in which God shows favor to list them. However, can you imagine how wonderful it is to know He will always reward those who work hard to walk in purity?
Father, I will deny my flesh its cravings when they would grieve your heart. In Jesus’ name, amen.