Billy Graham Daily Devotional August 25, 2017
Topic: The Purity of Marriage
Key Verse: Whatsoever things are pure . . . think on these things. – Philippians 4:8
MESSAGE: Nowhere does the Bible teach that sex in itself is a sin. Man in his sinful nature has taken what was intended to be a glorious and complete act of love between two people and has made it something low, cheap, and dirty.
Read ALso: Root of Sin
The Bible is one of the world’s outspoken books on the subject of sex, and the Bible condemns sex outside the bonds of matrimony. The fact that immorality is rampant throughout the nation doesn’t make it right; the fact that some clergymen may condone it doesn’t make it right.
The Bible says, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man; but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 16:25). Under Jewish law adultery was punishable by death. Under God’s law today it also results in spiritual death.
Read Billy Graham’s response when a young person asks, ‘Why shouldn’t I start having sex?‘
Prayer for the day: All around me, breaking Your laws is made so enticing, Father. Help me to keep my eyes on Jesus.
This daily devotional was written by Billy Graham, the Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. ( BGEA )