David Kyle Foster: Do Not Harden Your Heart

A Sin That Lurks Behind All Manner of Bondage

(All Scriptures are NIV, 84 except when otherwise noted.)

Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.

(Hebrews 4:7c; see also Psalm 95:7c-8a)

Homosexual attractions, transgender confusion, a bondage to pornography or other intractable sins are some of the most difficult things from which to find freedom. They are a torment and a plague to those who seek to follow God. They consume people’s lives and drive them in ways they know are against God’s will.

Giving Them Over to Sin

As many are aware, the Bible teaches that those who yield to such temptations are engaged in the worship of the creature rather than the Creator……..

The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator – who is forever praised.

(Romans 1:18-25)

The Apostle Paul then describes homosexual acts of both males and females as examples of what he has just described, although the principle applies to any form of idolatry (Ephesians 5:5-7; Colossians 3:5; Ezekiel 23:48-49).

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SOURCE: Christian Post, David Kyle Foster