Saturday Classics||Joseph&Mary|| 25th March’15
Focus: Do Not Trade Your Purity
Happy Saturday. How is your weekend coming?
I know this guy called Jay in a suburb in Ogun state, Nigeria. He was perhaps the most brilliant kid of his time. He was dad’s pride and would have been mum’s pride too had she not passed on when he was still a kid. He was the second to the last in the family. When he finished his secondary school at age 16, he wrote a scholarship exam, and yes, he won. He was to have an all-expenses paid university education. At age 17, he was in Johannesburg, studying for his B. A[Marketing]. He graduated with flying colors and quickly landed a job with a group of companies owned by a certain Dr. Polinus. He started as a rookie, but in few years, he has worked his way to the top…to be the general manager of his branch…at just age 25. The whole world was ahead of him.
Dr. Polinus’ wife co-chaired the baord with her husband and she had as much power as her husband in the company. She has been monitoring Jay’s ascent to the top; not only is he diligent, smart, and visionary, he is a cute dude. She made him an offer: she was ready to take Jay to the very peak. She offered him the position of the 3rd man on the board, and that would just be the beginning…and she wanted just one thing from him: SEX.
Whew. What an offer. Is Sex not a little price to pay? She didn’t ask for marriage, she only wanted pleasure. That sounded like a good deal, and maybe you and I may have seized it…but not Jay! He refused to trade his PURITY for POSITION…He rejected Mrs. Polinus’ offer and walked out on her. She was enraged, and she cooked up a conspiracy at work. Jay was accused of embezzlement. Mrs. Polinus ensured that the story was real enough for her husband to believe it.
Dr. Polinus was disappointed. Jay was sacked and was arrested by the Financial Crimes Commission. There wasn’t even a trial. He was jailed…for life!
Well, that story is actually true. Expect that my friend never lived in Nigeria, he lived in a land called Canaan. He never won a scholarship to Johannesburg, he was actually sold as a slave to a land called Egypt. His boss’ name was never Dr. Polinus, it was Mr. Potiphar. He didn’t walk out on Mrs. Potiphar, he ran out, and he was never accused of embezzlement, he was accused of rape. Other than these, the story is true.
They called my friend Jay, but his actual name is Joseph.
Joseph reminds us all the time that no price is too high to pay to maintain purity. Just as he refused to trade purity for position, you must never trade your purity for your relationship. There’s no dude or babe that’s worth it!!! Premarital sex has always been, and will always be a sinful act.
But I am already doing it. Is that on your mind?
Well, Rahab was also doing it. In fact, she was a prostitute. But she stopped, and God gave her a fresh start. And that lady married a man who gave birth to the man, who gave birth to the man, who gave birth to the man, who gave birth to David. How about that for a fresh start!!!
Anyone demanding sex from you has cheapened your value, and whether you want to believe it or yes, you are worth much more than the price he has placed on you.
And note that I didn’t say, don’t trade your virginity, I said don’t trade your purity. See, you can be a virgin but you’ve lost your purity. Stay off all sexual acts. Stay off all the kissing, necking, fondling, etc. That’s impure.
Well, Jay, as you may be aware, eventually rose to an unimaginable height in life, he became the Vice-President of South Africa, or if you like, the Prime Minister of Egypt.
It eventually paid off. Didn’t it?
It eventually pays off for everyone.
Have Yourself a Beautiful Saturday
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