Stay Away

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

Set Online Boundaries

We have access to many opportunities online that – without accountability – can turn technological blessings into curses. – Craig Groeschel (Founding and senior pastor Life.Church in Edmund, Oklahoma)

Key Bible Verse: Stay away from [an immoral woman]! Don’t go near the door of her house! (Proverbs 5:8)

Dig Deeper: Proverbs 5

If we’re going to follow Christ with integrity, we must use technology wisely. The Bible is more than clear that we are deceiving ourselves if we think we can flirt with lust and not contribute to our soul’s destruction. Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, warned his son of temptation of following the wrong type of woman (see today’s Key Bible Verse).

Notice he didn’t say, “You can look, but don’t touch.” or, “Here, son, make sure you wear protection.” No! Solomon essentially shouted, “Are you crazy?! Stay away! Don’t even get close to the edge of sin!” Oddly, in our culture, many people want to do just the opposite, to see how close they can get to trouble without crossing the line. But God’s Word teaches us to stay as far away from temptation as possible.

I love the way David phrases this idea in Psalm 16:6: ‘The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places.” God has put some fences or boundaries in place, and I’m very thankful he has. His boundaries are designed not to confine me but to protect me.


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