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Summary: Clear Bible principles for victory over sexual temptation/lust

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’Power Over Porno’

Pornography and all other types of sexual temptations are causing men to fall into the devil’s trap of corrupting their minds which is often followed by acts of illicit sex. This is probably the sin most responsible for causing Christian men to fall from fellowship with their Savior!

The availability of pornographic materials is growing as each day goes by including the sexually suggestive advertisements, sit-coms on T.V. and the further we go, and the more we list, the deeper the devil’s web is spun. However, we are not here to discuss the sinful garbage that is out there and available, but we want to emphasize what God’s Word teaches to provide ’Power Over Porno’, victory over sexual temptation for those who are willing to follow the instruction given in the Bible.

The book of Proverbs abounds with powerful principles given by Solomon to his sons, for one of his primary objectives in writing Proverbs was to warn his sons of the sexual temptation the ’strange women’ or prostitute/flesh-for-sale woman would bring into their pathway if they didn’t obey the instruction of their father.

Twenty-two times Solomon used the address ’My son’ in the book of Proverbs, and many of these pleas were followed by warnings and wisdom to give his sons ’Power Over Porno’ or sexual temptation. The great sin of Solomon is described in I Kings 11:1-6 which can be briefly summarized by saying his love for the strange women caused his heart to turn away from God to go after the strange gods of the women he was taken by influencing his sons, the people of Israel, and Solomon himself as he became the one who actually established the abominable idol worship by building the places where the idols were worshipped.

He then recognized his great sin and penned the book of Proverbs to give guidance to his sons that would follow after him. Rehoboam, the son who would succeed Solomon on the throne did not take foreign wives like his father Solomon, but he appeared to obey these many warnings concerning ’strange women’and the ’Power Over Porno’.

But, he too would have a multitude of wives and concubines totaling seventy-eight! However, it could well be that the warnings from his father Solomon found so frequently in the book of Proverbs kept him from the sins of his father in relation to sexual temptations, although the final word on Rehoboam was: ’And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the Lord.’ (II Chronicles 12:14) Regardless of Rehoboam’s failures or successes in the area of sexual temptations, the book of Proverbs has vital instruction to the Christian man for ’Power Over Porno’!!

And, it begins in Proverb 2:1-9 where Solomon gives instruction on attaining the Wisdom of God then showing Wisdom’s necessity for Delivering the Believer from the Way of the Evil Man (v.10-15); Delivering the Believer from the Strange Woman (v.16-19); Providing the Believer with the Ability to Walk in the Way of Good Men (v.20-22).

This powerful Proverb outlines the necessity of God’s Wisdom for deliverance from the two negative aspects of life and the source of the positive Walk of the Believer! The ’Power Over Porno’ aspect is found in (v.16-19 where the ’strange woman’ ( the prostitute, the harlot, the flesh peddler, the woman who sells her body, soul and spirit for material gain) and her characteristics are briefly discussed.


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