- Joe Norton
Moral Purity (3/8/2020)
“Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell” (1 Corinthians 10:8).
The Apostle Paul is teaching the Corinthian Christians about the standard of morality that God requires of them, just as He did of those in the Old Testament. In other words, God didn’t change this standard for His people under the New Law.
Paul has just pointed out that God wasn’t pleased with those under the Old Testament who ignored His instruction, implying they stood under condemnation because of their transgressions. God gave marriage as the means of allowing mankind to satisfy the need for intimacy.
Throughout the New Testament, purity is the standard that is proclaimed for those who seek a wholesome and rewarding relationship with God, a relationship that will lead all adherents to an eternal home with God in Heaven.