One thing I look forward to, while visiting my parents, is watching their favourite TV drama shows.
For those who don’t know the world of Hindi television series, welcome to the episodic deluge of joint family-based melodrama. Months and years of gigantic plots within plots. Actors wear heavy make-up and even heavier expressions. Welcome to generations of Mothers-in-law vs. Daughters-in-law, crescendoing emotional background music and spacious living rooms that remind you of five-star hotel lobbies you dare not visit. Good characters have innocent looks; evil ones have evil smirks and usually sport large pendants that alien civilizations may have used for target-practice.
All actors also appear to have Wolverine’s healing powers, the only reason why the lady who seems all of 24 years, now has a 19-year old brat as her son.
But let me draw your attention to an interesting episode of ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’.
Manasi : Young, scheming woman in T-shirt and jeans (denoting her corrupting, evil nature) is on an accusing spree against –
Gopi : Young woman draped in a traditional saree (denoting her morally upright nature) that would cost twice my monthly wages.
Have you faced lack of interest in reading or studying the Bible after giving in to sexual temptation?
I have. Either I couldn’t “find time”, or my “quiet time” would become two minute-long “The Fast and the Frustrated” affairs.
Even when I could find time, it would be as dry as sandpaper: there used to be tons of guilt over my sexual uncleanness- God used to feel distant and there was no motivation to know more about my dear Saviour Jesus.
Has this been your exprience? Ever wondered why all this happens?
1. Feast on God’s Word
We are beings who live by finding our satisfaction in things or people. Our spirits need spiritual food.
We were designed to find our soul’s joy only in the person of God our Father and our deepest sexual fulfillment in His designs (marriage or undefiled singleness).
Lust, sexually impure images or adultery, is spiritual poison for us. We will always choose between the feast of God and the feast of the Devil.
Which is why the Bible exhorts Christians to help ourselves to the great feast (Matt 4:4) offered within it! And to battle sexual impurity,