“But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.” Ephesians 5:3-4
As believers on the Lord Yahushua Mashiach/Christ, may we never take sin lightly. Not even one time should we tolerate sin in our lives! While there is wonderful and immediate forgiveness when we confess our sins from a truly repentant heart, we still grieve our blessed savior when we sin.
If we focus on the Lord with hearts of thanksgiving, our desire will be to please Him, and the desires of the flesh will become offensive to us. 2 Timothy 2:22, “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”