The Brotherhood – Part 112

The Brotherhood of the Second Cross was established on Father’s Day 2005 where 160 men stood before their wives and children to pledge themselves to purity, self-sacrifice, loyalty, and excellence. Today, hundreds more have joined the commitment.

A few months ago, we all followed the ongoing story of a fire ravaging through Colorado and threatening numerous homes and subdivisions. Ultimately the loss was significant, devastating to the lives of hundreds.

Like a fire, sexual desire creates its own havoc when it burns out of control. God identifies the proper boundaries for sexual expression. Similarly, fire has important uses too. But like fire, sex can quickly get out of control.

The only solution to a spreading fire is to put it out. Unfortunately, some fires become nearly impossible to quench when they reach a certain point. I’m guessing you can see the connection to increasing sexual sin.

As with a fire, however, there’s a window where it’s most possible to put it out. Sexual sin can be conquered if we deal with temptation when it first begins to emerge. If we put off our effort to resist, the “fire” begins to burn beyond our ability to control.

And when that fire burns out of control there’s virtually no limit to the damage it can do. How many families have been consumed in the spread of such wildfires? It seem there’s no area of sin that can prove most destructive to the most important relationships in one’s life.

So don’t play with fire and don’t play with sexual sin either. You can’t afford the damage…


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