Immorality simply means vice. It is the state of being moral. Sexual immorality is the illegal sex that has caused vices. God wants us to abstain from this iniquity so that we can live fulfilling lives. Below are reasons for abstaining from sexual immorality.
Marriage is not about lust but love. That is why God frowns at homosexuality, lesbianism, and other sexual immoralities. They are not of God but for worldly pleasure. God is not happy about it (Romans 1: 27-28)
God wants to us to know that our physical bodies are temples of Christ. If you destroy the temple of Christ with sexual immoralities, you disappoint Christ. The suffering and death of Christ are nothing in your life (1 Corinthians 6: 15-16).
Do you know the reasons God wants us to get married? He does not want us to have sexual relations with people who are not our partners. God knows that temptation can happen. That is why He said that each man should have his wife and wife her husband (1 Corinthians 7: 1-2)
Do you know that God is particular about what is within you? This is because what is within is YOU. That is why Jesus said what came out of a person is what defiled him/her. Take sexual immorality, theft, adultery, murder, greed, malice, arrogance, folly, deceit, lewdness, slander, and so on. All these come out of us. Let us guide our hearts (Mark 7: 20-23).
Committing adultery is not only a physical action but also a thoughtful lust. Those who commit adultery physically and those who look at a woman lustfully are both adulterers. Let your heart be guarded (Mathew 5: 28).
The reason why God wants us to flee from sexual immorality is that He loves us. He does not want our bodies to be destroyed. All other sins we commit are outside the body. The only sin that affects our bodies is sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6: 18).
God is happy if you should avoid sexual immorality and keep it holy and honorable. Do not give it to lust. Make it sanctify and keep it holy (1 Thessalonians 4: 3-5).
God is more interested in our marriage so much. That is why He said you should keep your marriage bed pure. If you fail to keep this covenant, God will judge the adulterer and the sexually immoral person (Hebrews 13: 4).
We shall live well and have a long time if we should abstain from idol worshipping and sexual immorality (Acts 15: 29).
What we have to know about committing adultery is that any person who commits it has no sense (understanding); he or she also destroys his or her soul. Any time we commit adultery, we spoil our bodies (Proverbs 6: 32).
The deeds of harlot and whore defiled the nation. This means that if the adulterers continue to commit this bad heinous act, the land will suffer (Jeremiah 3: 9).
The punishment for sexual immorality is a fall. You should not indulge in the act. Many of them did it as recorded in the Bible and the twenty-three thousand fell just in a single day. What consequences! (1 Corinthians 10: 8).
No matter how the lips of the adulterous woman drip like honey in the beginning and lives a rosy life in the beginning, her end is terrible and as bitter as gall, as sharp as a double-edged sword. The adulterous woman ends up in the grave (Proverbs 5: 3-22).
The glorious is certain if you can avoid illegal sexual relations because it is against the will of God. If the young man – Joseph can reject the sexual request and offer of Mrs. Portiphar, you can see the kind of conscience Joseph has. The glory of Joseph shone at last (Genesis 39: 10).
Have you ever made a covenant with your eyes to look the maid twice? The solution to being free from sexual temptation that can result in sexual relations is to keep your eyes on the maids and damsels (Job 31: 1).
Paul wrote to the Corinthians about the sexual immorality he heard among them, even among pagans. Worse still, a man has his father’s wife. Are you not a homosexual or lesbian or masturbator? Pray against them because God frowns at such acts (Jeremiah 13: 27).
God is not happy with evil acts such as sexual immorality, impurity, debauchery, killing, and the like. If you are committing them or any of them, you cannot get the rewards God has put in store for you (Galatians 5: 19).
Paul warns the churches, God’s groups, God’s gatherings, fellowships, cathedrals, etc. that there should not be a hint of sexual immorality any kind of impurity, or greed among them. These things are not proper for God’s holy people. Have you checked your church or fellowship whether all these are not there? You can pray against them (Ephesians 5: 3).
When you know that your body is not your own; it is of God, you should stop sexual immorality. As you go into sexual immorality with your body, you are destroying the body of the Lord. Any time the owner of your body (God) can claim it (1 Corinthians 6: 12).
God accepts zero tolerance for immorality. He does not condone anybody involving himself/herself in any immorality. Jesus categorically says that there is no divorce except for immorality (Mathew 19: 9).
God is angry with harlots, prostitutes, and lustful people. Your dreams have not been coming to reality because of these sinful acts. Have you checked you’re the kind of messages, talk, and looks to your neighbors and other people who are not your wives and husbands? (Ezekiel 16: 26).
God makes us understand the categories of people who will not inherit the kingdom of God. The people mentioned are fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, eliminate, and homosexuals (1 Corinthians 6: 9)
Many lives, homes, regions, and nations have been destroyed because of the sexual immorality of certain people. Check whether it is not immorality if the promises of God are delaying your life (Jude 1: 7).
Whenever you are, do not associate yourself with unbelievers; those who are full of sexual immorality, covetousness, idolatry, a drunkard, or a swindler. They are everywhere. They will seduce you; they will entice you; they will tempt you. Do not surrender yourself (1 Corinthians 5: 11).
Whenever you fall into the temptation of immorality, do not think it is over. You can still recover. What you should do is go back to God. Humbly open to Him and repent. He is our father. He is ready to receive you back. Do you still remember the prodigal son? It is well! (Revelation 9: 21).
Any teaching that is not against immorality, homosexuals, lesbianism, lying, kidnapping, and perjury is not sound teaching from the Lord. Those who practice these will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Timothy 1: 10).
The purpose of these extracts is to refresh our knowledge about the Bible verses that explain sexual immorality and other evil acts that God frowns at. Read the Bible verses to be familiar with the applications.