Those are all true, but…
There is also a time to run away from a battle.
Flee from sexual immorality … Flee from idolatry … (1 Corinthians 6:18; 10:14).
These two enemies usually form a two-headed monster. Look throughout the Bible and you will see that when the Israelites worshipped anything other than God, they did it with idols and illicit sexual practices.
The Greek word for “sexual immorality” is porneo. This is where we get our word pornography. And isn’t pornography nothing more than idolatry of the naked human body?
Porneo is defined as:
- Prostituting one’s body to the lust of another
- Unlawful sexual activity
- Being drawn way by another into idolizing something illicit
- Defiling yourself sexually
What do we do with this? FLEE!!
You cannot fight the two-headed monster of Porneo with your willpower. You must run away!
Porneo is not something to be tamed or controlled. It’s a monster from which you must flee!
This is not a temptation you can control. It’s one you must avoid at all costs!
Look at Joseph: He left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.
Don’t resist the urge — FLEE!!
Don’t take a cold shower — RUN AWAY!!
Get out. Stay out. Get as far away as possible from this two-headed monster.