Saturday, December 10, 2011
Adultery, Jumping Off a Cliff
Pro 6:26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
Pro 6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul. 33 A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
Down, down, down. This is the direction of the adulterer. A few moments of pleasure or the intrigue of a fling cannot hold a candle to the sorrow, heartache, guilt, and brokenness that are as sure to follow as thunder follows lightening.
Oh, the devil is so clever with his little lies. "The grass is greener...", "Nobody will know.", "It won't hurt anyone else.", "God understands your frustration.", etc.
His billboards never show the backside. The crushed family, divorce court, ruined lives, destroyed trust.
The scarlet letter comes only in CAPS and one screaming color. The wound that you will receive and the wounds that you will inflict in others never heal. Adultery not only breaks God's seventh commandment, but it smashes any hope you will ever have of a happy life.
Don't fall prey to the devilish device of lust. You cannot come away a winner.
Stay safely away from the precipice, for once you go over the edge, you will never stop falling. Keep your eyes focused, your feet on the right path and your heart set on the right person.
Pro 5:15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.