In Ezekiel 16:49-50,
#God describes the real #sins of #Sodom that led to the destruction of
that city (in Genesis 19). Most of us have always associated Sodom with
sodomy (homosexuality) and other sexual sins. But #sexual sin was the
ultimate result of a way of life.
What was it that led them into such depths of evil? Here we are told that Sodom’s sins were actually :
– #Gluttony (love of good food) and
– Neglecting the poor and needy
These were the reason why God wiped out that city. It is interesting to note that God does not even mention their sexual sin.
#sin in Sodom was the result of their lazy, comfortable life-style.
What can we learn from this? That there is a close connection between
* pride and sexual sin,
* laziness and sexual sin
* gluttony and sexual sin and
* a lack of concern for other people and sexual sin.
just these four areas. Many of you who are young have to admit that you
are finding it very difficult to overcome your sexual passions. That is
an extremely difficult area. But why not begin by overcoming in these
four easier areas? You may, then, find it easier to overcome in the
Begin first of all, by humbling yourself in all situations. Avoid all arrogance.
Then begin to be hard-working and diligent in whatever you do.
Then try fasting — avoiding food — once in a while.
And fourthly, begin to think a little more about the needs of people around you and see how you can help them.
this prescription for one year and you may discover that overcoming
your sexual passions becomes easier. We cannot overcome any sin without
grace from God – but He gives His grace only to the humble; and He helps
only those who are kind and helpful to others.
By Zac Poonen
About Zac Poonen:
Poonen was formerly an Indian Naval Officer who has been serving the
Lord in India for nearly 50 years as a Bible-teacher. He has
responsibility for a number of churches in India and abroad.
has written more than 25 books and numerous articles in English – which
have been translated into many Indian and foreign languages. His
messages are available on audio CDs and video DVDs.
other elders in CFC, Zac Poonen also supports himself and his family
through “tent-making” and does not receive any salary for his services.
He does not receive any royalty for any of his books, CDs or DVDs, that
are published by Christian Fellowship Centre, Bangalore.
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