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October 3, 2020 2:00 am
"You shall not commit adultery," is God's way of putting a protective hedge around marriage. Every married couple needs to tend the garden of their love. That means of course pulling out the weeds that would lead to unfaithful behavior. Many a married couple has been "burned" by the fire of Adultery. The flame of passion must burn only for one's spouse. Let's consider how our marriages can stay "Adultery-proof."
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Yes Carpenter about driving males seen a good carpenter, we can hold the nail. It seems like moved her hand away.
Think a few thoughts and then hammer it down. I know it's not quite that long, but it's like it stands on its own. The hammer sometimes one-hit goes all the way and if you secret of doing that a carpenter will say the secret is not watching, watching the head of the nail. If you watch the hand that holds the nail you get what you watch, so make sure you're only watching the head of the nail.
Not the handled and it may be that really is the secret.
Here's the eyes on the Lord for gazing the fix on him. His Majesty's holiness is beauty that he is the Lord of heaven and earth, my Lord, no other gods, the fashion industry is mostly about making money. One way that happens is with the creation of new and different clothing styles and their subtle changes like the length of shorts or skirts, larger changes, like the movement of genes from boot cut to begging the skinny sub- stores goes far as to have radical styles that will literally be out of fashion in a few months and even change up your entire inventory every season while today on connect with Skip weekend edition skip. Isaac is tackling a topic that is filled with confusion of heart. It's a goal for the seventh of the 10 Commandments just one part of our current connection. Teaching series, God's thoughts to get started with either adjustable first-tier Skip with information about his brand-new book off. Can you imagine reading a biography about your life, only to find details about your life that were wrong felt it would be frustrating, wouldn't in God's nature, character and motives have often been poorly portrayed, and even intentionally misstated. That's one of the reasons I decided to write the book, the biography of God to open your eyes and heart to a larger picture of God. I hope you will go on this journey with me as we ask and answer the universal question.
Can we know God. Here's how to get your copy of my newest book, the biography of God. The biography of God is our way to say thank you you give $35 or more today to help expand this Bible teaching outreach to more people request your copy when you give online securely connectwithskip.com/offer or call 800-922-1888. I hope you follow along, Skip Heitzigs it takes is to Exodus chapter 20, with God's thought for four in verse 14 today. So let's join them out to begin. Remember that old saying, so I thought we connection so an action, reap a habit.
So a habit lifestyle. So I lifestyle you may reap a destiny. It all begins inward. I remember having a conversation with. He wasn't a young man I was a middle-aged man in yet a problem with this as many men do when you go by. His eyes would follow and I brought it up to him because you know I'm just appreciating God's creation.
I said well I don't notice you looking at trees quite the same. When you go by them.
You seem to be selectively enjoying God's creation but yet so rationalize it.
At that point, it is fashionable.
Socially it is formed inwardly. The third thing I want you to note its fatal relationally fatal, relationally you might think that's a strong word fatal, but from an Old Testament perspective.
It's not as it because as I said that was in the Old Testament context the death penalty, stoning to death was the punishment for this, but there are consequences short of death, and I like you to consider them when I say fatal relationally number one, it can damage you spiritually think of the peace with God that you lose the fellowship with God. The emptiness that is felt. Because of this sin or or worse, possibly because the Bible indicates that an ongoing continued unrepentant sin would indicate a person is saved right and unrepented ongoing sin that is never dealt with never felt sorry about never struggled with or repented of first Corinthians 6 Nine 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 will inherit the kingdom of God. Implicit within that are people absolutely unrepentant no desire to change. No thoughts change he can damage you spiritually can also damage you physically. Many have gotten infectious diseases, STDs from sexual promiscuity.
They live with a virus, chlamydia, the AIDS virus and there's even an indication in the book of Proverbs of the physical told that it takes on a person's body. Proverbs 5 verse 11 says on tell you more and at last, when your flesh in your body are consumed.
Go back and read Proverbs 5 it's all in the context of sexual promiscuity can damage you spiritually damage you physically it can damage you emotionally guilt, anxiety that comes from deceit.
Now many times people having affairs will rationalize and they'll say things as well. I can always start over. I'm having this affair with his shallower shall say with this guy I can start over will get married. I think about that a relationship based upon deception. How long as I can last you think I mean think about it, would you trust someone who habitually deceives their former spouse is not a great foundation for a new relationship marry a liar and deceiver will start over asked those who have tried it can damage physically, spiritually, emotionally, it can damage her family. The fourth your mate your children everything you try to build you can erode trust instantly asked David he committed adultery. He was heartbroken when Nathan the prophet pointed his finger at him. He assured David he was forgiven, but look at what happened as a result, think of his son Absalom think of a son and and who followed in father's footsteps and also had problems with that very same sin and it's more than just the sex act.
It's being lied to.
Over many months. Deception the painful betrayal. USA Today had a little article snippet, as they often do, and they had the words of Fred Humphrey, the president of the American Association of marriage and family, his words and I'm quoting experts say extramarital affairs rarely have happy endings. Fred Humphrey says this one half of the married couples involved in this either divorce or separate when one spouse learns of the others affair others anguish over trying to salvage the relationship. Learning about it results in instant pain and anger and he closes by saying there will always be a barrier to some extent. So think of it can damage you spiritually, physically, emotionally damage her family. It can also damage your community. This is what I mean.
The Bible says when one member of the church suffers, we all suffer the community of the of the Christian community is damaged every obedient Christian strengthens the church every disobedient Christian weakens the church it hurts and damages the community will also hinder unbelievers from ever coming to Christ to look at believers doing it and they'll think there's no difference is no difference at all member with the prophet said to David, because of this deed you have given great occasion for the enemies of the Lord, to blaspheme bottom-line sin is awfully expensive and this one seems to take a heavy toll. I know Holly weird says freelove buy now pay later. All you'll pay later but they'll never advertise what you have to pay big time consequences and primarily it displeases God. Yes, it will damage you physically, emotionally, it can damage her family, your community, but it displeases God primarily you know God is usually the last one considered in an affairs any effect. I wonder if God were considered first. Maybe that would help at least avert many of them I think purity begins with loyalty to God. I think that seventh commandment is tied to the First Amendment. I am the Lord your God, you will have no other gods besides me before me, including sex, which is idolatry. I think purity begins with loyalty.
If you ask a carpenter about driving nails if you seen a good carpenter they can hold a nail. It seems like moved her hand away.
Think a few thoughts and then hammer it down. I know it's not quite that long, but it's like it stands on its own.
The hammer sometimes one-hit goes all the way and if yes, the secret of doing that a carpenter will say the secret is not watching your thumb but watching the head of the nail. If you watch the hand that holds the nail you hit what you watch, so make sure you're only watching the head of the nail, not the hand that holds and it may be that really is the secret. Here's the eyes on the Lord for gays in the fix on him, his Majesty's holiness is beauty that he is the Lord of heaven and earth, my Lord and I'll have no other gods besides him so it's fashionable, socially that's why it's in the last it's a problem it's something that is formed inwardly as Jesus is here in Matthew chapter 5 it's fatal relationally but number four it's forgivable. Ultimately, I want to underscore that because sermons like this, you can usually hear a pin drop. Even the carpet people get really quiet, sometimes very nervous, but I want to bring in a very comforting text of Scripture not to wash over her not to gloss over it, but to balance this out this sin is forgivable because it is sin.
First John chapter 1 verse nine if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us of all of our sins and cleanse us from all of our unrighteousness. Think of the church of Corinth. You know the story, probably, that in first Corinthians, Paul is is dealing with in part with the anxiety of a sinning brother in the Corinthian Fellowship was committing sexual sin a gross type in Paul the apostle said, listen you've tolerated this long enough. He's unrepentant kick him out.
I love your church is not to be allowed in there any longer. Mrs. why a little leaven leavens the whole lump. Get them out so they do any rights in the second letter in the second letter because this guy is outside of the church and has repented and wants to get back in.
Paul admonishes them now. Instead, you ought rather to forgive him and to comfort him. Ladies and gentlemen. Adultery is not the unpardonable sin because it is sin. It is forgivable in God's grace is bigger than any sin ever.
Paul wrote to the Roman church and he said were sin abounds. Grace abounds much and I've personally had the joy of watching marriages yes even marred by this through a process of humility and trust in the Lord and commitment to one another. Get patched up, strengthened, and in some cases even become stronger. Fifth and finally, I want to close by saying this sin is fixable. Presently, I don't want to just stand by saying it's forgivable how little you let Sagan go home, but because it is an issue that will continue to be an issue. Here's even more wonderful news for those who are still living on earth till we get to heaven.
It's fixable. Presently it's also found in Matthew chapter 5. Look at the text once more. Verse 27.
You've heard that it was said to those of all of you shall not commit adultery but I say to you whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Now the next few verses are part of the same thought. Here's the fix. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you for its more profitable for you that one of your members perish for your whole body to be cast into hell. If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you, for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. Now I know you read that you go that's the fix that's mostly good news that Rove right need to think of this literally, that sounds gross. That's because that's the intended effect is to have you read this or imagine the hearers of Jesus on them out who rose here's the thought. This is hyperbole.
This is figurative language as if to say, we must deal radically with sin and those things in our lives that are causing us to move towards and we had to cut them out if they're moving us in that direction.
I'll give you a paraphrase of this Martin Luther said you can't stop birds from flying around her head, but you can stop them from building a nest in your hair. So here's the fix presently two things based on this verse number one. Pull up the weeds kill the weeds number two.
Cultivate the flowers kill the weeds cultivate the flowers kill the weeds cut it off, pluck it out in Jesus words so you have a relationship. It's unhealthy getting a little too close to someone a little too familiar getting too attached to someone. The relationship might feel good to you but it's unhealthy for your marriage cut it separate immediately.
No mercy, no mercy or problems with your eyes don't go to the magazine racks in the store don't flip the channel over there to those channels. Don't get on that Internet past that time are alone, you know those areas of weakness kill the weeds. Joseph did write Joseph. Joseph was alone in the house beautiful young woman, a wife who felt very alone grab Joseph and said Joseph lie down with me have sex with me know what is Joseph what is said well I don't want to be rude and what a good opportunity to witness you know God loves you and is one of no you didn't do that.
It says he streaked out of the house. Her hand was holding his robe and he fled naked. The Bible says, but he didn't stay in her presence. He fled, he ran.
He cut it off immediately so that means we keep appropriate distance with relationship with some places. Certain phone numbers years ago I got a letter. I opened it up was from a woman I don't know her age. I never call to find out. She said I have a problem. I have oh lust problem. She said toward me and I really want to deal with this, but I I'm lusting after you. Here's my phone number I need to work through this and pray through this when I got I did three things immediately want.
I gave the letter to my secretary and I said you can call second thing I called my wife told her that I opened this letter what it said and I went to my pastoral staff and told everyone what was going on. Listen, don't be a dartboard for the devil. The Bible says concerning temptation do I flee temptation fleet. Some people flee temptation and they leave their forwarding address here devil listen, here's my number, email address to me a buzz later on. God bless you not know flee temptation kill the weeds kill the weeds. Second, the positive side cultivate the flowers. Marriages do not collapse overnight.
It's a long process of erosion, how about simple things like a letter describing your spouse how you felt the day you got married, get in touch with those feelings reaffirm your valves. One night over dinner, perhaps and be committed to satisfying one another's emotional, spiritual and physical needs.
Paul said first Corinthians 7 do not deprive each other of sexual relations.
The only exception to this rule would be the agreement of both husband and wife to refrain from sexual intimacy. For a limited time so they can give themselves more completely to prayer.
Afterward, they should come together again so that Satan won't be able to tempt them because of their lack of self-control. First Corinthians 7 good solid biblical advice to a married couple satisfy each other emotionally, physically and spiritually on the close of the story I discovered that the Department of natural resources for the state of Illinois issued a warning that every year it seems in that state their statistic 17,000 deer die on the highways by motorists 17,000 deer are killed every year by motorists on the state highways of Illinois. They say the peak season is late fall were coming into that season. Now here's why this what they say. Listen in November.
There concentrating almost exclusively on reproductive activities and are a lot less wary than they normally would be. You know dear aren't the only species that are destroyed by a preoccupation with sex.
Lotta people are and it happens far too frequently, even among the ranks of the church dear Abby was right. The only difference between humans and animals is morality so quit living like an animal. If you are live at that high level son daughter the living God killed usually anything that might harm your marriage cultivate your relationship spend time thinking about how to encourage and bless your spouse just a few things to think about or Skip finishes out this teaching weeds of unfaithfulness in the garden of love. That's where we'll pause for today on the weekend division of Québec was Skip project. I'm so glad you're able to tune in for this important teaching in today's topic is definitely a hot button issue, God's top 10 is her current teaching series and it's available from the email@example.com. This series is a dynamic look at the 10 Commandments and you can get all 17 teachings bundled together as an audio CD package for only $39 plus shipping so inquire today and connectwithskip.com now here's best to Skip to Joe your worlds. You can find them on the weekend when I want you to know that because of support from listeners like you.
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