SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/22/15- “Where No Really Means No, And For Good Reason!” (Ephesians 5:3-4)
Premise Question: Does “no” still really mean “no” for us today, or is it just an old, strongly worded, strict, antiquated suggestion, that was meant for another time and another people?
Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people. Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God. (Ephesians 5:3-4 NLT)
Therefore, because you are members of The Company of The Redeemed, being Papa God’s unique and special beloved children; you should always strive to follow His perfect example, by not allowing any lewd, promiscuous, wanton, evil behaviors or misconduct, that are vile, contaminated, filthy, being utterly defiled, filled with rapacious, covetousness desires, that are entirely indulgent and completely insatiable; for they are sin and shouldn’t ever be practiced or tolerated in midst of The Company of The Redeemed. Furthermore, don’t repeat, engage or participate in, stories that are offensive, which describe indecent, abhorrent and depraved activities, that lack good sense, propriety and discretion, being course, rough, rowdy and filled with raunchy salacious tidbits; for this will never produce anything of value, nor will it ever benefit you in anyway shape or form. The more prudent, wise and a blest alternative way to go, is to always have a heart of thankfulness, filled with gratitude, that declares openly to Papa God your sincere thankfulness and great appreciation, to Him. (Ephesians 5:3-4 PDCP)
Bottom Line: I would say, that “no” does still mean”no” today! We, The people of God, continue to be strongly admonished, by The LORD, to shun entirely, these types of behaviors, practices and activities, and that, for very good reason, as well as, for our own good! Rather, though, we are to be completely immersed and involved, on a daily basis, in voicing and showing our thankfulness to Papa God! Blessings…