Proverbs 2:17-19 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” You’ve heard that statement before. Why does it ring so true? Because if something is left to the imagination, the mind can do all sorts of things with it. However, when you see something there is little, if any, room for imagination. In fact, most everyone, whether they believe it or not, has a photographic memory. Close your eyes for a second and picture your car. See the color, the interior, the wheels, and if like mine, the few dents. Was there any problems seeing that in your mind? Probably not. Why, because it is very familiar to you.
Our verses in Proverbs today tell us of the same problem. Once you have gone into the world of pornography and sexual sin, it’s almost impossible to ever get those pictures out of your mind. You are trapped with them for life. Can God forgive you? YES! Will God forgive you? If you truly repent, YES! Will you be haunted by those images, or an act for life? YES! Sadly many people are pulled into a life of pornographic, and sexual sin, and never come out again.
In Roman 6:23 the Bible is very clear when it says; “the wages of sin is death.” If it stopped there, we would all be trouble for eternity. However, it doesn’t stop there. It goes on to say; “but the gift of God is eternal life.” Not a part-time, hope so salvation, eternal life. How can this be possible for someone who has sinned like this against a Holy God? It’s only possible, “through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Salvation and forgiveness are forever bound in the person, and blood of Jesus Christ.
Can you erase the pictures you’ve developed in your mind? NO. However, with the help of God, you can choose not to view them. God can help you change your desires. We can’t unload the pictures which are there. Nevertheless, we can sure be careful not to put anymore in the mental scrapbook of our mind.
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