Hello everyone! I am so glad to have all you wonderful people visiting again. As always my intentions with this site is to glorify Jesus. If you don’t know Jesus Christ and want to develop a personal relationship with him I strongly urge you to go to the page titled “It’s Your Decision”. There you will find what you are looking for. I also urge you to pick up a copy of The Holy Bible. This is our instruction for life. If we want to get to know Jesus better then it is imperative that we read scripture daily. As I once said I am a work in progress. Reading and studying the bible daily takes discipline. If you just try you will succeed in this. If you are shopping for a bible you can check out one of the links here or pick one up at a store near you. It doesn’t matter where you pick one up. All that matters is that you do. My personal preference is The New International Version or the NIV.
Well if you are a regular visitor to this blog site you know that we have been studying The Ten Commandments. We have been taking one at a time, and expanding upon them. We also see how they relate to our daily lives. Today’s post : Commandment 7 – You shall not commit adultery.
You might ask why do we need to go over this one it is pretty cut and dried. I can understand it. The answer is simple. God wants us to take a look at it. It was the same way with this whole series of commandments. Why go over them? I prayed and asked God what he wanted me to post. He pointed to The Ten Commandments. The answer was simple he said so. Trust and Obey that is the job of a Christian. Here we go.
Many people in this day and age take many things for granted. One of those things is the sanctity of marriage. The holiness or the sacredness of the marriage institution. Sometimes we can only see as far as what we want to see not taking into account the consequences of our actions. We all know what committing adultery is, but do we know the real damage that it can cause?
This sin as with any other sin is one against God as well. When we are married we are marrying the bride God gave us in his presence. Those of us who are married know that the bride and groom exchange vows and read them to each other. They are promising to each other and to God their intentions for life with this person……To love, respect, and cherish. To have and to hold. In sickness and in health. For rich or for poor. Till death do us part. We are basically setting our new bride or groom on a pedestal in front of God and the world and are telling everyone that you are going to do whatever it takes to provide for, nurture, love and protect them. So many times this promise is attached with a pre-nuptial agreement.
So many times the feelings aren’t there for one another. They go through with the marriage to make everyone else happy but themselves, and they soon find their eyes wandering. Or the new wears off and reality of life hits. Your wife and you may constantly fight and you may find solace in a coworker or friend. One thing leads to another and the act of adultery has been committed. Yes, this is a sin. What will shock you is Jesus’ words when he said in Matthew 5:28 “Anyone who looks at a women lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
You see it doesn’t have to go as far as you might think to commit this sin. What does this say about pornography? Yes, if we watch videos or look at magazines with a lustful heart and are married we commit this sin. If we see a women wearing a skimpy bathing suit and look at her lustfully we are guilty of this sin. This is true for the ladies as well. No one is immune to sin. Today the sex industry is a multi-billion dollar empire. It is safe to say that temptation is all around. Satan is definitely at work. There are places in the world where prostitution is legal, and where it isn’t it is overlooked. What is the answer?
Have you heard the story about the women at the well? Back in Jesus day is when this happened. There was a women caught in the act of adultery. Law back then was to take her outside of town and stone her to death. The people wanted to know what Jesus would do. He merely said, ” He who is without sin cast the first stone.” One by one her accusers dropped their rocks and left only leaving the women and Jesus. Jesus asked the women “Where are your accusers?” They all left she said. ‘Neither do I accuse you”, Jesus said. Go and sin no more.
The answer to all sin is found in this passage. It is forgiveness. No matter what is done to us or what cruel things are going on around us we must realized that we are all sinners and that we are in need of forgiveness. Thank You Jesus for your forgiveness! You might say that you cant forgive for the wrongs committed against you, but what about Jesus. He was God in the form of a man who came to earth to die for our sins. He did not sin, but took our punishment for us. Hanging nailed to a Roman cross beaten and flogged almost to death he uttered the words, “Forgive them Father for they know not what they do!” If you are in need of forgiveness ask for it. If you need to forgive then forgive. Jesus did he forgave you for your sins.
Jesus teaches that we are to love your brother as yourself, and pray for your enemies. This goes totally against the way of the world. Well, I have news for you, if you are a Christian this is not your home. This is merely a stopping place. Our real forever home is in heaven with Jesus himself! Don’t let these sins stand in your way to heaven. As Jesus said , “Go and sin no more.”
Don’t allow the devil to get a foothold on you. Walk blameless before men. The devil will use anything and everything to keep you from Jesus! Thank You once again for stopping by. It means a lot to me to Glorify my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with my writing. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Take every thought captive and examine your motives. If you find yourself thinking impure thoughts command the devil to leave by the power of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Then go to God in prayer asking for his protection. With God on your side who can stand against you!!——————–Your Brother in Christ—————————-Matthew J. Leiker