Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The cost of Sexual Immorality

Sadly "Christian" marriages are not immune to the disaster of a partner having an affair. And even more frustratingly Pastors are not immune.

I read a post by the author Randy Alcorn where he recounts asking a friend & Christian leader what could have been done that would have stopped him having an affair. He replied: "If only I had really known, really thought through and weighed what it would cost me and my family and my Lord, I honestly believe I would never have done it."

To help himself Randy wrote a list of consequences of this type of sin in his life.

  • Grieving my Lord; displeasing the One whose opinion most matters.

  • Dragging into the mud Christ's sacred reputation.

  • Loss of reward and commendation from God.

  • Having to one day look Jesus in the face at the judgment seat and give an account of why I did it. Forcing God to discipline me in various ways.
  • Untold hurt to Nicola, my best friend and loyal wife.

  • Loss of Nicola respect and trust.

  • Hurt to and loss of credibility with my beloved children, Liam & Abbie.
Read more of Randys' list here then write yours so you FEEL the weight and the cost.


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