“Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. But this I say by way of concession, not of command” (1 Corinthians 7:5-6).
Listen carefully. It is by way of concession. These things are elemental principles that are to lead us to a place where we see how we are influenced by things internally that move us to be sinners. Equally, we can be motivated by those things which cause us to be saints. Be led not by the ways of the world, but by the way of eternal salvation. Know that in the Lord alone is there life.
Lord, help me to get over myself that I would be open to the eternal principles You have put into place from the beginning. There is no sin so great that it is not common to all. Help me to see clearly that You will lead me out of the sin within that I may become like Christ who is our Savior. Guide me in this path that I may now and always follow You.
Lord Jesus, You know my turmoil within. You know where the storms of my inner life lie. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may walk knowing You are alongside, leading me where I need to go. Guide me in the way only You can that I would follow You where You know I need to go. Let me not live a life of concession, but one that is obedient to Your direction. Amen.