A pastor once said to a man who couldn’t resist clicking on porn sites, “If you knew that Jesus was near you, sitting right next to you while you were on your computer, would you still click on porn sites?”
The man said, “Of course not! I wouldn’t want Jesus to see that stuff!”
One of the points of the sermon in my church today was that faith knows that God is near, always present—hence, the above illustration that was given. And so it follows that, when we know that God is near, that is when our faith is activated, and then we are able to resist temptation.
My best verse for purity—which starts in the mind—is Psalm 16:8: “I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.”
Unfortunately, I don’t always remember it when I need it. But…
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