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OVERINDULGENCE

July 24, 2015

Friday

 

1 Peter 4:3

 

For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:

 

 

LESSON

 

Peter’s readers had already spent too much time living for self in typically unsaved Gentile practices. Note the prominence of sexual and alcohol related activities here. This verse, along with others, suggests that Peter was writing to a predominantly Gentile audience.

More important than attractive outward apparel is the adornment of a holy life. The incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit is very precious in the sight of God. Many people decorate their homes for the holiday season; but what about the decorations that adorn our hearts? Are we making the temple of the Holy Ghost a thing of beauty for Christ to look upon?

 

Memory Verse: Isaiah 5:12

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