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The Slippery Slope of Moral Flexibility
8/2/2016

Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” 1 Cor. 15:33 (NKJV)

We’ve all seen those scenes within action movies, where someone is making their way through the jungle, and they get too close to the edge of a slippery slope, only to lose their footing. If the person is the star of the movie, then they usually will catch a tree vine, or fall into the water, but many times other support cast will plummet to their demise. A slippery slope can definitely lead to catastrophic consequences, and they should be avoided at all costs.

I found myself thinking about these slippery slopes one day as I was out on my bicycle. I had passed a parked car with a bumper sticker placed squarely in the rear window, that read, “Morally Flexible.” As I thought about this I couldn’t help but wonder what they were trying to convey by this sticker. Were they saying they would be willing to flex a little on what they knew to be morally right, and therefore be willing to do things they knew to be wrong?

Now, morality can mean different things to different people. In essence, it is the quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conduct. So the question is, “Who is setting the standards of what is morally right or good?” Should our moral standards of right and wrong be set by what a percentage of our culture thinks is okay.

As we get closer to the time of Jesus coming back, Satan and his emissaries are picking up their assault on each of us. Our society seems to reflect this biblical truth, and the compromise of Godly morals is becoming more and more accepted. We see this be spoken of in the book of 2 Timothy.

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2 Tim. 3:1-5 (NKJV)

I want to encourage you today to keep your eyes wide open and to be on alert for the many slippery slopes of moral flexibility being set forth by the enemy. Although some things may seem harmless, fun and even okay by this world, they in fact are very dangerous, and even deadly.

There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. Prov. 14:12 (NKJV)

STUDY QUESTION: According to 1 Corinthians 15:33, what are we warned about?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you hanging out with evil company in an effort to be a light, or are you being enamored by this world?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Choose to be a light, but guard yourself from being seduced by the temptations of the evil one. 

MAKE THIS YOUR PRAYER TODAY: Father, thank You for giving me Your word, and for guiding me in Your truth. Help me to see the enemy’s lies for what they truly are, and for seeing immorality for what it truly is. Help me to abhor those things You abhor, and give me a heart to follow You. In Jesus’ precious name amen…

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott


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