“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.” -Luke 16:10
Once there was a just man named Justin, who loved a woman named Knoxy.
His love for her was a love like he had never experienced before.
She was beautiful and pleasing to his heart. Her eyes matched the stars of heaven.
Unfortunately, Knoxy’s lot in life had driven her to spend most of her life in Egypt, working as a harlot.
Justin knew about her past and still loved her very much.
His love drove him to the point that he offered to marry her, and take care of all of her needs.
Justin’s only wish was that Knoxy would stop that lifestyle, and live with him for the rest of their life. His desire was to love her, and care for her every need.
She agreed to his proposal. After all, no man had ever taken her so seriously without first exploiting her.
Justin and Knoxy moved to a new city in hope of starting a new life.
They quickly became happily married.
Their Love Is Tested
After some time passed by, Knoxy began to remember her life in Egypt. She remembered her laughter, and the late nights of dancing under the stars.
She remembered the people she left in her earlier life.
Justin had kept every promise he ever made to her.
She lacked nothing!
She was loved and well taken care of.
However, Justin wasn’t very fond of the night-life. He hated anything that destroyed people’s souls.
Knoxy was happy, but she missed the excitement of the night-life that she had experienced before.
One day as she was taking a walk, she was approached by a man named Damien.
He was bold, charismatic, and pleasant to look at.
He invited her to a night out in the city.
Damien knew she was married because Knoxy told him. However, his description of a particular club named, “Hades,” really excited Knoxy.
She agreed to go out with him. They would wait for Justin to work a late shift and then they would both go, and enjoy each others company.
Knoxy had made it very clear that she loved Justin, and would never do anything to hurt him.
She told Damien that her love was set on Justin. Damien agreed and offered nothing but a good time.
As Damien and Knoxy danced the night away, the alcohol started to take effect on Knoxy. Damien managed to give Knoxy a kiss on the lips.
Knoxy, remembering her husband, told Damien to STOP! She then asked Damien to take her home at once.
As Damien pulled up to the house, Justin was there to meet them. Justin had taken off early from work to spend time with Knoxy.
What About Us?
Regardless of what you think happens next in this story, there are three things that are certain:
- Justin is not happy.
- Knoxy is not happy.
- Damien could care less!
My brothers and sisters, as we commit our lives to Jesus Christ, we’re also committing our hearts to Him.
Most of us know too well what Knoxy felt when she reminisced about her old life in Egypt.
Leaving the past to follow a man who loves us and wants nothing but the best for us, is our story of redemption.
The man in the story, Justin, is symbolic of none other than Jesus Christ Himself.
All of us have memories of some good times when we were in Egypt. However, is that something we want to dwell on?
How would you feel if your spouse was thinking about an ex-lover? Would you be okay with that?
Look at these words recorded in the Bible about Israel:
The Lord said also to me in the days of Josiah the king: ‘Have you seen what backsliding Israel has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree, and there played the harlot.’
And I said, after she had done all these things, ‘Return to Me.’ But she did not return. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also.
So it came to pass, through her casual harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees.
What is Spiritual Harlotry?
Some Christians are committing spiritual fornication today, and they don’t even know it.
They want the blessings that Jesus gives while at the same time, they sleep around in the world. I don’t mean this in the physical sense, but in the spiritual.
We all commit spiritual unfaithfulness at one point or another in our lives. The answer is to STOP once we realize that we’re sinning.
Since all of our time is spent living in the world, it’s sometimes easy to compromise on our spiritual values.
I want to take the time to share with you some of the dangers of compromise, because not a lot of people are talking about them these days.
Spiritual fornication is, but not limited, to the following:
- Watching demonic horror movies
- Listening to secular artist that are anti Christ:
- Jay Z
- Katie Perry
- Kanye West
- Lady Gaga
- And many others…
- Tarot Cards and all occult “games”
- The pursuit of being rich (making money your GOD)
- False religions
- Practicing drunkenness or drug abuse
My brothers and sisters, let’s not deceive ourselves!
The truth is in our hearts and God knows that:
No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
-Luke 16:13, 15
Let’s be thankful for everything that Jesus has freed us from, and let’s not think about the past. Let’s focus on Christ.
Let Jesus be the One we want to spend our nights and days with. Lets embrace His love, and be content with the blessings that we’ve been given.
The Bible says in Romans 13:14, “Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.”
And in Galatians 5:24 it says, “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”
The Lord is merciful and full of grace. If we have sinned on any level, He will forgive us. Let us humbly ask for forgiveness, and let us grow in the Lord.
God understands how weak we are. He knows our fragile hearts.
But He loves us to the point of death. Yes, the death of the cross.
God deserves our hearts at its purest form, and our minds every second.
If those unfaithful thoughts ever rise, then let us lift them up to God in prayer, bringing into captivity every thought to make it obedient to Christ.