What Does it Mean to Take Advantage of Someone?

by Cheryl Moeller

“For this is the will of God, your sanctification:that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.” 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6

Men take advantage of women by touching, caressing, and suggestive talk. Women take advantage of men by eye language, suggestive manner of dress, and flirting. Eventually such behavior can lead to sexual sin, a lack of genuine love, and even hatred for the other person. If we are a believer, acting in this way ultimately destroys God’s reputation.

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