Counting the Cost of Sexual Immorality

It's very important that we count the cost of sexual immorality before temptation hits. That's the time for clear thinking. Temptation clouds our judgment. That's why we pray "keep us from temptation." Avoiding the fog by steering around it is much better than trying to navigate through it. 

Years ago, as a way to keep his head clear, Randy Alcorn created a list of the ways he would bring destruction into his life and others' lives were he to give in to sexual immorality.  A few months ago he posted it on his blog. It's worth reading and adapting and reviewing regularly. 

Most battles are won in the planning and preparation stages. The same is true for the fight for purity.

Jon Bloom (@Bloom_Jon) is the author of Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith and serves as the President of Desiring God, which he and John Piper launched together in 1994. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Pam, their five children, and one naughty dog.