“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
Is your identity in yourself, or is it in the Lord? Do you live working to gain what you desire, or are you living abiding in the Lord? This is not some law re-expressed. This is a declaration of living in the salvation which Christ alone makes possible. Are those who “were” going to be in heaven? Yes, because that will include all of us. The question is: what is your identity?
Lord, help me see that there is not a particular lifestyle that is damning, for they all are. We are sinners in need of redemption. Lead me into the life that knows that true life is found only in You. Guide me to simply abide in You and You in me. Help me to see that salvation is not by merit or chosen lifestyle, but through the shed blood of Christ. I need to be led in righteousness.
Holy Spirit, guide me according to Your goodness in the way of everlasting life. I too am included in this list. Remove from me those behaviors in my life which hamper my godly growth so that I may learn to simply abide in Your grace and mercy. Grant me honesty in my spirit to see that only by Your leading will I overcome these things that have separated me from You. Holy Spirit, lead me now and forever. Amen.