Daily Verse

“that you abstain from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell.”


The early church dealt severely with the issues of sexual sin (1 Cor 5:1-5). Paul commanded that this sin be purged from the church (1 Cor 5:9-11), emphasising it with the warning of 1 Corinthians 10:8. Peter’s stand was consistent with Paul’s (1 Pet 4:1-3). John quoted the sin of Balaam
(Rev 2:14-16, 20) and issued a prophetic warning concerning the future waywardness of the apostate church (Rev 2:21-23). Spiritual purity must be a distinguishing mark of genuine believers as they practice the fear of the Lord in these last days (Eph 5:3).