The Christian Man Must Flee From Temptation
Heaven Ministries

 

The bible is a very important instruction book for Christians. The Christian man needs to heed God’s messages, warnings, and teachings, if he wants his life to be blessed by God. He must understand the wisdom of scripture. That the cravings of the eyes, such as lust and pleasures of the world, such as immorality and the boasting of these things comes from the world of unbelievers, even if you see, which you often will, Christians partaking in it. (1 John 2:16-17)

God calls the Christian man to become sanctified, which means separate from the world of common men. Set apart for his purpose. God wants the Christian man to be His disciple and be examples to others. But if the Christian young man is just like every other young man, who does not know God, then how is that being an example?

That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel (body) in sanctification and honour: (1 Thessalonians 4:4)

But even the Christian man is not perfect. What must he do to keep himself sanctified (set apart) from the world for God? How can he keep himself from letting his emotions and desires to rule his sensibilities? He needs to flee from temptation just like he is asked to do. If he prays about it with sincerity and truly wants to do what is right, God will give him the ability to just say NO!

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches them to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age! (Titus 2:11-12)

It is actually courageous to flee from tempting situations. Don’t be embarrassed if you must leave a situation so as to honor God with your body. Flee and run as fast as you can!! God will bless you. God will give you the faith and strength to just say “No” to the immorality around you. Not only that, but persevering through temptations will produce Godly character in you. It trains you to be the man and husband that God wants you to be.

Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, by he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.(1 Corinthians 6:18-20)

What should you do if a lady flirts with you? Should you reciprocate her actions, or should you let her know that you are not interested in that from her? If a lady is flirting with you, it may "feel" good to receive such attention and it may be difficult for you to stop such feel good desires that are brewing up within you. but you must understand that it is just a temporary feeling because once your mind is not thinking about the desire, it passes away, just like that. You walk away and it is over. Don't upset the applecart with women who are only out for one thing. 

Besides that, is this the type of woman you would want for your wife? Sure, she probably is not that ungodly because she probably does not know any better. No one ever taught her about staying a virgin until marriage, but if she is flirting with you, how many other guys has she, and will she, give her attentions to? Flirting may seem harmless to many of you reading this, and I used to think the same thing, but flirting leads up to emotional lust and desire that young Christian people should be trying to keep a lid on. 

The cravings of this world do NOT prepare young people for marriage, but do exactly the opposite. Sex without love and commitment means nothing! A godly man should be on his guard against women who prey on men, and should not get involved with them at all, not even as a friend. She may pull the same tricks. Why keep temptation in your face? That is not a smart thing to do, is it? Flee from temptation! Stay away from people, places and situations that you know will be tempting. 

 

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