THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

Beware of Alphabet Grenades; if you throw them, it could spell disaster.
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SCRIPTURE__________________________________

1 Thess 4:2-5
2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
KJV
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THOUGHT____________________________________

It seems, since the late 50’s and early 60’s America entered the “free-sex zone!”

The “rub” is: it’s very COSTLY!

Last year, over 30,000 people in America lost their lives to STD’s (sexually transmitted disease)!

Of course, the most well known disease is the HIV virus, or AIDS.
In 2010, 47,129 new cases of HIV were reported in the USA.

However, according to the American Social Health Association, approximately 5.5 million new cases of the sexually transmitted HPV infections are reported every year!
HPV is the Human Papillomavirus which causes cervical cancer in 20% of those affected.

New York City distributes more condoms, and performs more abortions than any other area in the country.
However, the news just out shows the only thing higher than the Empire State Building may be New York City's STD (sexually transmitted disease) rate!
Out of 181 zip codes there, one-third of them are in the top 20% for MULTIPLE STD’s!
Last year, in the State of New York, there were 190,363 diagnosed cases, of which 2,390 were under the age of 13!

California was number 2 in the nation with 159,606 diagnosed cases, of which 687 were under the age of 13.
Florida was number 3 in the nation with 116,041 diagnosed cases, of which 1,571 were under the age of 13.

The “lust of concupiscence” is generally defined as the “lust for the forbidden things.”

The answer is simple:
follow Christ, and ABSTAIN from sexual activity until marriage and only IN marriage!

Love ya!
Bruce