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May 10, 2014 | Daily Devotionals | May 10

Why do we find it so easy to mix our standards of sexual sin and so difficult to firmly commit to true purity?

 

Because we’re used to it. We easily tolerate mixed standards of sexual purity because we tolerate mixed standards in most other areas of life.

 

Question: What’s your aim in life–excellence or obedience?

 

What’s the difference? To aim for obedience is to aim for perfection, not for “excellence,” which is actually something less.

 

“Wait a minute!” you reply. “I thought excellence and perfection were the same thing.”

 

Sometimes they appear to be. But mere excellence allows room for a mixture. In most arenas, excellence is not a fixed standard at all. It’s a mixed standard.

 

Will you choose excellence or obedience?

 

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