Trust me when I say that admitting I actually stopped and wondered if there was scripture that would justify me was not an easy thing to do. I shared it because it’s important to understand that if we need to manipulate scripture to justify our actions, then something is wrong with what we want to do. The Apostle Paul warns Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 NLT , “In the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly." He further explains “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16 NLT
It’s important to understand that regardless if we justify our actions by manipulating scripture, we are still be held accountable for our choices; especially if they don’t line up with the Word of God.
Proverbs 21:2 NLT warns us saying “People may be right in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their heart." So don’t think you can flirt & give into temptation and it not be revealed in the end. Even thought we may fool those around us, Hebrews 4:13 NLT says “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and He is the one to whom we are accountable.”