Proverbs 6:29-31 So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
If I’m a thief, and I decide to steal something from you, I can usually give it back, or replace it. If I’ve told a lie, I can tell the truth, and kind of make it right. Even if I were a murderer, I could give my life for the taking of another. For most things there is a payment that can be paid that will in some way, somewhat satisfy the penalty for that sin.
However, in sexual sin, there is none. A man, or woman who betrays the trust of a loving spouse can never ever completely get that thought out of their mind. We may forgive one another, and by the grace of God continue in our life, but adultery carries with it a penalty that can hardly be paid. It’s that feeling of guilt, and betrayal, which cannot be repaid.
If a man, or woman finds their spouse having an affair, it will cut to the very heart of their marital relationship. A relationship, which is built on love, trust, and honesty. Without these, we really have no marriage. How can two be one if they do not love one another? How can two be one if they cannot trust, and be honest with one another? It would be like the mind telling the hand, “really, it’s ok, just stick yourself into the running fan.” When the hand does so, it would be cut, and mangled. Why? Because the hand trusted the mind to be honest with it, to love it enough to tell it the truth. Once the body finds the mind to be dishonest with the hand, none of the body will trust it. It would then take a long time of faithful loving instruction, for the mind to gain back that trust.
The same is true in a marriage. Once this area of trust is violated, it seems to destroy all areas of a marital relationship. Trust may be restored over time. Yet, memories last a lifetime.
Pray God might keep you faithful in your marriage. If you’re not married, pray for the Lord to match you with someone you can truly fall in love with for life.
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Deuteronomy 29-32 / Proverbs 6:29-31
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