The Sanctity of Sex – part 7

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Exodus 20 v 17. You shall not commit adultery.

 

Picking up from yesterday, here is the sixth destructive fact about sexual immorality.

 

6. It is Dishonouring to God

God has laid down his will for his people. But the adulterer sets his own will above that of Almighty God. Do they think they will escape?

 

7. It Brings Judgement upon the Guilty

Sometimes we think sins will only be punished in the next world. But often our sins bring their own judgement upon us here and now. Note Proverbs 6 v 32-35:

“But a man who commits adultery lacks judgement whoever does so destroys himself. Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away, for jealousy arouses a husband’s fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. He will not accept any compensation, he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.”

 

8. It Costs Money

Proverbs 6 v 26: “For by means of a harlot a man is reduced to a crust of bread …”

It costs to keep up extra lovers. A divorce will be even more costly. There is almost no recovery. It drains the emotions and the purse together.

 

9. It Condemns the Soul

In 1 Corinthians 6 v 9 it says: “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God?’ Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the Kingdom of God”.

 

What are we to make of this statement? Was the great Apostle Paul wrong, or mistaken, or prejudiced, or biased, or simply filled with anger and hatred at those who did not agree with him? Or perhaps, was he right? Did he write by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit? If so, then immorality of all sorts is a great danger to our souls. Our eternal welfare is at stake.

 

“You shall not commit adultery.”

 

Meditation: You have a soul. A part of you that connects with God. It will live forever. Where will it live? Do you know? If you have not yet done so, now is the time to repent of all sin and put your trust in Christ, who died for you.

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