Adultery, a term that is used very flippantly these days. It doesn’t carry the same weight it used to 10 years ago. My pastor said something very profound the other day. He said, Whoever controls the vocabulary controls the conversation. And that is what is happening these days. Words that meant something before mean something else or have been totally replaced. Adultery is one of those words. The world has watered down that word through the media. It’s nothing to commit adultery these days. That is the picture the world is trying to paint, but God is the same yesterday, today and forever. God has not changed His mind about His laws over time. They still have the same power and meaning…….I am directing this post to single men and even married men. Adultery needs to be taken seriously because the enemy wants to take out family and adultery is his sure weapon. As men we have to stand and fight. We need to stand our ground and not let ignorance steal our victory. I read a scripture that totally changed my perspective on adultery. We all know what Christ said about what adultery is,
You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery.
But I say to you that everyone who so much as looks at a woman with evil desire for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27, 28
But I read this same verse in my Message bible and this is what it said,
“You know the next commandment pretty well, too: ‘Don’t go to bed with another’s spouse.’ But don’t think you’ve preserved your virtue simply by staying out of bed. Your heart can be corrupted by lust even quicker than your body. Those leering looks you think nobody notices—they also corrupt. Matthew 5:27, 28
I was really convicted when I read this scripture. How many times I have taken a few extra seconds to look at a billboard or that picture or that woman on the street. I thought that extra few seconds look didn’t mean anything but not according to the scripture. It is saying, the lingering look is even more deadly than sleeping with another man’s wife!!! Each act is deadly but this is one is deadlier. There is no middle ground here. It is blunt and to the point. Men, those magazines, those billboards we take the extra few seconds to look at, that model….it’s all corrupting the heart, the very place life starts from!!!
As children of God we have been called to live in purity. It is not an easy call but one that should be heeded. I am in no way better because I am writing this, instead it’s a revelation that I have been shown which I am sharing in the hope we can all be better men. Men who will guard their hearts and their families. Men who will walk in purity no matter what the cost. Our responsibility as men is a serious one. Let us not take it lightly. Let us ask for God’s help as we make a stand against adultery, and as we stand for purity……God bless