Theme: AWAKE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND SIN NOT
Text: “And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from you.” – 1 Corinthians 5:2.
Comment: True Christians are not expected to applaud, or embrace such who defile their father’s wife. Their action is despicable, abominable and must be condemned.
Saint Paul further warned “I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a BROTHER BE A FORNICATOR, OR COVETOUS, OR AN IDOLATER, OR A RAILER, OR A DRUNKARD, OR AN EXTORTIONER, with such an one NO NOT TO EAT… Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person” – 1 Corinthians 5:9-13.
Remember, all who commit these things enumerated above will not inherit the Kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9,10; Galatians 5:19-21). Dwelling on the blessings in doing the will of God, the Bible declares through the prophet Isaiah: “He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.” – Isaiah 33:15-17.