If one has been into porn for a long time and has now decided to quit once and for all, he must understand that his willingness to maintain sobriety from his weakness. He has subjugated himself to porn. His life WAS porn.
True freedom cannot come from just an “I can do this” attitude. You’ll fall on your face every time. We are weak. And if we have clung onto to porn for so long, then if we decide to release our grip from it, we must cling onto something else entirely.
The Word of God must be our new embrace.
Without the Word of God as our remedy for this poison, sobriety can be a drag. But when we get into the Word and read it and study it, sobriety is LIFE GIVING. It’s ENHANCING — simply because the Word of God is our life-giving source.
63 And Jesus said, “The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and THEY ARE LIFE.”
20 My son, ATTEND TO MY WORDS; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For THEY ARE LIFE unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
2 Be not conformed to this world: but BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The Word of God transforms us. It renews our mind. When we attend to it, when we incline our ears to it, when we keep it in front of our eyes and in the midst of our heart, then its life unto us. It’s health to our flesh.
For the word of God is QUICK, and POWERFUL, and SHARPER THAN ANY TWO-EDGED SWORD, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
25 But whoso looketh into the PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
The word of God is powerful. It’s sharper than any two-edged sword. It is the PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY. Perfect liberty, perfect freedom from porn is in the Word of God! It’s in continuing in it, doing it, applying it, meditating on it day and night.
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt MEDITATE THEREIN DAY AND NIGHT, that thou mayest observe TO DO ALL THAT IS WRITTEN: for then thou shalt make thy way PROSPEROUS, and then thou shalt have GOOD SUCCESS.
Don’t think lightly of this Bible. If it’s not a part of your everyday life, then you don’t know life. “The words that I speak unto you are spirit, and they are life.” Jesus is called the Word. And He came to give “life, and life more abundantly.” It’s in the Bible that you find the heart of Jesus and experience the grace of His freedom! It’s the perfect law of liberty. Our life source. Our way of prosperity and good success.
But it’s only in continuing in it, only in reading it and studying it, and DOING IT, will it make us FREE INDEED. We will have good success and our way made prosperous only when we meditate in it constantly. It’s life to us and health to our flesh only when we attend to it with our eyes, ears, and our heart.
Cling to the Bible. Cling to it and make it a part of who you are. Experience the freedom of living a wholly pure life!
9 How can a young man live pure? By TAKING HEED ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD.