Some truths are very hard to accept. We gotta remember that the Bible is God’s Word and Will towards mankind. It’s a guide for us to be able to spot sin and it shows us that God loves us so incredibly much that even though we are sinners, we can be saved by acknowledging that Christ is our Lord and Savior and asking forgiveness for our sins through Christ.
It would’ve’ve been much easier if the Bible told us that we can have sex with whomever we wanted to, that we don’t have to worry about anyone but ourselves along with many other sins that run through our sinful minds, but God in His everlasting love for His creations has given us instructions on how to behave in this world.
So many things we see it as “normal” in today’s world is anything but normal in God’s eyes. Here’s a few of them: divorce (Mark 10:11-12), foul language (Colossians 3:8), sex with anyone other than your spouse (Galatians 5:19, 1 Corinthians 7:2, 1 Corinthians 6:18), homosexuality/bisexuality (Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:24-27), lust (Matthew 5:28), getting drunk (Isaiah 5:22, Proverbs 20:1), loving money too much (1 Timothy 6:10), racism (Acts 10:34, Galatians 3:28, Revelation 5:9) and many other sins which we consider “normal”, or gotten used to, in today’s world.
God tells us that we will always be sinners (Romans 7:25, Psalm 51:5, Numbers 15:39). God created mankind free of sin, but because of our ancestors’ fall (Adam and Eve) we have inherited their sinful nature and the curses that came with it (Genesis 3). No one is “born this way” to follow sin, it’s a choice we make, even if we aren’t even aware of it. It might even be our nature to be sinful, after all the sins of Adam and Eve are passed down to each person, but God has instructed us time and time again how not to allow that sinful nature to take root within us. Yes, we are sinners, but doesn’t mean we should let it take root within our souls, and if we acknowledge our sins and ask for forgiveness, He will forgive us. It is your choice whether you “go with the flow” and live life without any kind of self-sacrifice, or if you will chose to go against your very own nature to follow the path set by God so you can be saved. Remember that your body doesn’t belong to you, it belong to God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), so He gets to say what you can and can’t do with it. The harsh reality is that we can’t do what “feels” right, we gotta do what is indeed right, and we can only do what is truly right if we are willing to follow God’s Word.
God will rather be truthful to you and even hurt your feelings and crush your dreams but with it getting you to accept His Word and Will, than letting you pursue your heart’s desires and end up in Hell, after all we are and will always be sinners and our hearts are permanently set on the pursue of sin. It’s a hard road to seek God and do what He wants for us, and Jesus Christ knew that, hence why he said in Matthew 7:13-14 that only very few people would be able to enter Heaven because of it. We are sinners and our hearts are set on following sin, but it’s not impossible for us to follow God’s Word and Will, all we have to do is completely trust in the Bible and its teachings and remember Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" and we’ll be okay. James 4:7-8 tells us exactly how to fight the Devil: “So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.”
Respect the Lord’s Will and follow His directions even if it goes against what you want to do and what society expects of you. Don’t be a fool:
Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline.