Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Do Not Commit Adultery

Even if it is only in your thoughts.

 Matthew 5:27-28  "You have heard that the law of Moses says, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Psalm 51:10  Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.

Jesus audience was full of religious leaders that took pride that their actions were so very pure but he knew what was going on inside their heads. They were legalistic and they had never physically committed adultrey but Jesus said that their evil thoughts and their imagination was an indulgence that was just as bad.

Did you ever wonder what Jesus wrote in the dust in John 8:8? Maybe it was some of the names of the good looking ladies in town that these guys were wishing that they could be with. Thinking about these ladies in an impure way is just as bad as being with them, what a shock to the religious leaders that had so much pride in the fact that they didn't behave that way.
1 Corinthians 6:18  Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.
I will stay in God's word each day and seek to have a clean heart so that I will not fall into sexual sin.

Help us Lord to apply this teaching to our lives so that our homes and our churches will be stronger.