Thursday, December 24, 2015

When God Says Flee, Don't Hesitate! - 2 Timothy 2:22

Some Battles are won by fleeing.

"Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart." - 2 Timothy 2:22

"Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body." - I Cor. 6:18

"Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry"  I Cor. 10:14

 "But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness" - I Tim. 6:11


The glorious destiny of Joseph would have ended on the laps of an unfaithful woman. But, Joseph fled. And he preserved his God ordained glorious destiny.

"7 And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
 8 But he refused, and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
 9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
 10 And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
 11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
 12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
- Genesis 39:7-12