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Making Provisions For Temptations

The illustration of The Boy and the Bathing Suit highlights how we let temptation get the better of us. In the story the father has told the boy not to jump in the canal. The boy then walks by the canal carrying a bathing suit. It is obvious what happens next. Most of us have a conscience and know what we are suppose to do and not do. The trouble is that we make provisions to do wrong. Enjoy the illustration below about the boy and his bathing suit.

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Some people fall into temptation, but a great many make plans for disaster ahead of time. “Son,” ordered a father, “Don’t swim in that canal.”

“OK, Dad,” he answered. But he came home carrying a wet bathing suit that evening.

“Where have you been?” demanded the father.

“Swimming in the canal,” answered the boy. “Didn’t I tell you not to swim there?” asked the father.

“Yes, Sir,” answered the boy.

“Why did you?” he asked.

“Well, Dad,” he explained, “I had my bathing suit with me and I couldn’t resist the temptation.”

“Why did you take your bathing suit with you?” he questioned.

“So I’d be prepared to swim, in case I was tempted,” he replied.

Too many of us expect to sin and excite sin. The remedy for such dangerous action is found in Romans 13:14, “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.” Whenever we play with temptation, it is easy to drift into great danger. A woman was bathing in the Gulf of Mexico. She was enjoying the comfort of relaxing on an inflated cushion that kept her afloat. When she realized that she had been swept about a half mile out from the beach, she began to scream, but no one heard her. A coast guard craft found her five miles from the place where she first entered the water. She did not see her danger until she was beyond her own strength and ability.

C. Swindoll, One Step Forward, p. 85.

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How To Know God’s Will? Know What Pleases God

Bible Summary. God takes great pleasure when we voluntarily give of ourselves and willing make sacrifices to tell him that we love him. God is pleased when we acknowledge our sin and imperfections. God desires for all of us to have eternal life and know him. It pleases God for him to show mercy on us. See below for scriptures and commentary on God’s will and what pleases him.

My Beloved Son, in Whom I Am Well Pleased

Jesus Baptized by John



God’s Will and Pleasure is For Us to Offer Ourselves as Living Sacrifices.

One of the things that pleases God most is for us to love him and to show him that we love him. Words are not enough for God. He takes great pleasure when we voluntarily give of ourselves and willing make sacrifices to tell him to tell him that we love him. Romans 12:1 advises us that God is pleased when we offer our bodies as a living sacrifice.

Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

Illustration on God’s Will: Asking Versus Doing the Will of God …

God’s Will and Pleasure is to Have the Wicked Repent and Live.

Even though God hates the wicked, he takes no pleasure in destroying the wicked and unrighteousness. This is good news as none of us are perfect in God’s eyes, and we have all fallen short of his glory. To do God’s will and pleasure, all we need to do is acknowledge our sin and imperfections. Ezekiel 33:11 advises us that it is God’s pleasure to have the wicked repent and live.

Ezekiel 33:11, “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?”

God’s Will and Pleasure is to Save All of Mankind.

The scriptures tell us that God loves us, and he desires that all of us to have eternal life and know him. This is his will. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, we can be saved and have an eternal relationship with God. 1st Timothy 2:4 advises us that it is God’s pleasure that all men be saved and come into the knowledge of the truth.

1st Timothy 2:4, “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

God’s Will and Pleasure is to Have Mercy on Others.

It pleases God for him to show mercy on us. He does desire for us to do good, but at the same time he is a merciful God. Thank God for that. Romans 9:15 advises us that God will have mercy on whom he will have mercy.

Romans 9:15, “For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”



The Dos and Don’ts of Judging Others

Bible Summary. When we become knowledgeable of the Word of God, it is easy to fall into the trap of judging others for their shortcomings. The Bible is explicit about man not judging man. It is best to follow Solomon’s example and ask God for wisdom to discern between good and bad. Judging others is not to be done lightly or unfairly. We must judge in God’s righteousness and not be influence by how poor or mighty a person is when judging others. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures concerning the dos and don’ts of judging others.

The Dangers of Judging and Accusing Others

Judging and Accusing Others
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Judging Others Will Lead People Away From God.

When we become knowledgeable of the Word of God, it is easy to fall into the trap of judging others for their shortcomings. When we judge people, we drive them away from Christ and a relationship with God. Romans 14:13 advises us not to judge others and cause them to fall away.

Romans 14:13, “Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.”

What Does the Bible Say About Judges Judging Others?

The Bible is explicit about man not judging man. We are not to judge others no matter what they have done. God reserves judgment for Himself. 2nd Chronicles 19:6 advises even Government-appointed judges not to judge others unless God be in it.

2nd Chronicles 19:6, “And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.”

Solomon Asks For Wisdom in Judging Others.

God asked Solomon what He could give him. Solomon responded by asking for wisdom in judging others. Solomon desired to have the wisdom to discern between good and bad. 1st Kings 3:9 Solomon asks God for wisdom in discerning good and bad.

1st Kings 3:9, “Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?”

Judging Others Is Only Done in Righteousness.

Judging others is not to be done lightly or unfairly. This is why it is best for us to base all of our judgments and decisions based on God’s righteousness, His guidance and wisdom. Leviticus 19:15 advises us not to be influence by how poor or mighty a person is when judging others.

Leviticus 19:15, “Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.”



What is the Difference Between Guilt and Shame?

Bible Summary. Guilt is godly sorrow that results in repentance and ultimately salvation. Shame on the other hand is where you may feel bad because it is not socially accepted or someone you respected has found you “wrong”. Cultural anthropologist Ruth Benedict says, shame is a violation of cultural or social values while guilt feelings arise from violations of one’s internal values. Thus, it is possible to feel ashamed of thought or behavior that no one knows about and to feel guilty about actions that gain the approval of others.

Guilt – The Law Written in Your Heart

The Law Written in Their Hearts



The dictionary definition of guilt is “The fact of being responsible for the commission of an offense. The fact of having been found to have violated a criminal law; legal culpability. Responsibility for a mistake or error. Remorseful awareness of having done something wrong.” In everyday use, there is not much difference between the definition of guilt and shame. From a Christian perspective there are major differences between guilt and shame. Feelings of guilt will change someone’s heart and lead them to repentance and reconciliation with God. Feelings of shame do not change the heart. Shame is just something to avoid or just suffer through until it passes. See below for Biblical commentary and scriptures concerning the difference between guilt and shame.

The Difference Between Guilt and Shame.

Guilt is godly sorrow that results in repentance and ultimately salvation. Shame by itself is not godly sorrow. Shame is where you may feel bad because it is not socially accepted or someone you respected has found you “wrong”. 2nd Corinthians 7:10 advise us that guilt will lead to repentance and God’s salvation versus shame leads to nothing but more shame and eventually death.

2nd Corinthians 7:10, “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”

Cain Showed Shame But No Guilt.

God was displeased with Cain’s unworthy offering and Cain felt shame, but no guilt. Cain just felt shame. He was sorry about the unworthy offering, but in his heart he had only anger and pain. Genesis 4:5 tells us of God’s displeasure and of Cain’s anger and shame.

Genesis 4:5, “But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect, And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.”

Spread the Gospel Not to Shame People, But to Make them Aware of Their Guilt.

Judging and shaming people is not what Christians are to do. As Christians, we are to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to bring hope and truth to people. If the hearers of the gospel truly hear, they will acknowledge their sin (guilt) within their own heart and repent to become followers of Jesus Christ. Paul tells the Corinthians in 1st Corinthians 4:14 that he is not trying to shame them in his letters, but to warn them.

1st Corinthians 4:14, “I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.”



Signs of a Bad Relationship – Biblical Perspective

Bible Summary. A high level of vanity in a relationship is a sure sign of a bad relationship. When one or both partners in a relationship lack commitment, this is a sign of a bad relationship. If the purpose of a relationship is based on self-centeredness, this is a sign of a bad relationship. If you have different purposes in a relationship, this is a sign of a bad relationship. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures in regard to signs of a bad relationship.

Samson and Deliah – a Bad Relationship

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Vanity In A Relationship Is A Sign Of A Bad Relationship.

Vanity consists of no purpose, no reward, and overall trivializes things. A high level of vanity in a relationship is a sure sign of a bad relationship. Ecclesiastes 1:2 tells us of the vanity of pursuing a life without a purpose, without God, and without love.

Ecclesiastes 1:2, “says Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.”

Lack Of Commitment Is A Sign Of A Bad Relationship.

When one or both partners in a relationship lack commitment, this is a sign of a bad relationship. Many of us that are married may have the opportunity to commit adultery, but that does not mean that we should do it. Galatians 5:13 advises us to love and serve one another and not use our freedom to sin.

Galatians 5:13, “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”

Self-Centeredness In A Relationship Is A Sign Of A Bad Relationship.

If the purpose of a relationship is based on self-centeredness, this is a sign of a bad relationship. Our society encourages selfish relationships. God, on the other hand, desires that all relationships be based on selfless love. 2nd Kings 17:15 tells us of the ills of being self-centered.

2nd Kings 17:15, “And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.”

Having Different Purposes Is A Sign Of A Bad Relationship.

If you have different purposes in a relationship, this is a sign of a bad relationship. For Christians all relationships must involve God because God, our Creator, desires it that way. When a Christian and a non-Christian enter a partnership relationship such as a marriage, there will be conflict. 2nd Corinthians 6:14 advises us not to unequally yoked together.

2nd Corinthians 6:14, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”



Signs of the Times

Bible Summary. The Bible provides us with many examples of signs that will warn us of the end times. These signs are a wake up call to the church to remind us of the work we have to do. Many make light of these prophecies or fear they will be labeled a “conspiracy theorist” if they tell the unsaved of these prophecies. Bottomline, God has revealed these signs to us through the Bible. God thinks that this is something we should know. See Bible list below of the signs of the end times.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalype



The Signs of the Times

1. Scoffers (2nd Peter 3)

2nd Peter 3:3-4, “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”

2. Apostasy (2nd Timothy 4)

2nd Timothy 4:3 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;”

3. False Teachers (2nd Peter 2)

2nd Peter 2:1-2 “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.”

4. Spiritualism (1st Timothy 4)

1st Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;”

5. Perilous Times (2nd Timothy 3)

2nd Timothy 3:1-5 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

6. Heaped Up Treasure (James 5)

James 5:1-6 “Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. “

7. Laodicean Church (Revelations 3)

Revelation 3:14-22 “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. “

8. Fig-Tree Sign (restoration of the nation of Israel to the land) (Matthew 24)

Matthew 24:32-33 “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.”

9. Distress of Nations (Luke 21)

Luke 21:24-27 “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”

10. Noah Days (Luke 17)

Luke 17:26-30 “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”



Giving – Four Things the Bible Says About Giving

Bible Summary. The Bible has a lot to say about giving. The Bible listing below, “Four Things the Bible Says About Giving”, provides scriptures that tells about giving in our Christian life. Scripture topics include the law of giving, whom to give to, whom not to give to and, how to give. See below for a Bible listing of “Four Things the Bible Says About Giving”.





1. THE BIBLE EXPLAINS TO US ABOUT THE LAW OF GIVING:

Luke 6:38, “Give, and it shall be given unto you …” (Also See The Laws of Sowing and Reaping).

Luke 6:38, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

2. THE BIBLE TELL US WHO WE SHOULD GIVE TO:

a. Give To Him That Asks. (Matthew 5:42, Luke 6:30)

Matthew 5:42, “Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.”

Luke 6:30, “Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.

b. Give To Needy Saints. (Romans 12:13)

Romans 12:13, “Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.”

c. Give Glory To God. (1st Corinthians 10:31, Revelation 14:7)

1st Corinthians 10:31, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

Revelation 14:7, “Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”

3. THE BIBLE TELLS US WHO WE SHOULD NOT GIVE TO:

a. Give Not The Holy Things of God To Those Who Are Not Ready To Receive Them. Matthew 7:6, “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs …”

Matthew 7:6, “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you”

b. Give no place to Satan. Ephesians 4:27, “Neither give place to the devil.”

4. THE BIBLE TELLS US HOW TO GIVE:


a. Give As God Has Prospered Us. 1st Corinthians 16:2, “… let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him …”

1st Corinthians 16:2, “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.”

b. Give Willingly. 2nd Corinthians 8:12, “… a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath …”

2nd Corinthians 8:12, “For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not”

c. Give Cheerfully and With Purpose. 2nd Corinthians 9:7, “… according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; … for God loveth a cheerful giver.”

2nd Corinthians 9:7, “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”



The Bible History of the Prophet Daniel

Bible History Summary of Daniel. Daniel meaning in Hebrew “God is my Judge” is a major prophet in the Bible. The book of Daniel tell his story and prophecies. As a young man, Daniel was taken into Babylonian captivity. Through divine wisdom from God, Daniel interpreted dreams and visions of kings, and became a prominent figure in the court of Babylon. In later years Daniel had several visions to include the vision of the four beasts, vision of the ram and goat, the seventy weeks, and several other prophecies. See below for scriptures and Bible history of the prophet Daniel.



Daniel Refuses the King’s Portion. Daniel refused to defile himself by eating from the king’s table. He proved to the eunuchs that his countenance could be fairer and fatter eating a meager diet versus the rich diet of the king – 605 BC. Scripture: Daniel 1:8-20

Daniel Interprets Nebuchadnezzar Dream. Daniel interprets the king’s dream. The king acknowledges God in Daniel and makes Daniel a great man and ruler over Babylon – 604 BC. Scripture: Daniel 2:1-49

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did not worship the golden image. The king had them thrown into the burning, fiery furnace. They did not burn and the king saw them protected by a fourth in the the furnace, the son of God – 585 BC. Scripture: Daniel 3:1-30

Daniel Interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of Madness. Daniel interprets from the king’s dream that the king will become mad and be like a beast. This soon happens – 582 BC. Scripture: Daniel 4:19-27

Daniel Interprets Handwriting on the Wall. Daniel reads the writing telling the king Belshazzar that his kingdom is finished. The king is soon killed. – 539 BC. Scripture: Daniel 5:17-29


Daniel Survives the Lions’ Den. Daniel was found praying to God which was against the new law. Daniel was tossed into the lion’s den, but he was found alive the next day, and King Darius proclaimed the Daniel’s God was the living God – 539 BC. Scripture: Daniel 6:11-28

Daniel’s Prayer and Gabriel’s Answer. As Daniel is praying, Gabriel touches his arm, and he tells Daniel of the 70 weeks – 539 BC. Scripture: Daniel 9:20-27


What Does the Bible Say About Lending?

Bible Summary. The Bible does sanction the lending of money. The Bible does not sanction lending money with interest to the poor. The Bible teaches us that lending should be fair and it should not be an object of extortion and greed. The Bible tells us that we should lend to those who are in need if it is in our power to do so. See below for Biblical commentary, meaning, and advice concerning Biblical lending.

The Money Changer and His Wife

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Biblical Lending: The Bible Does Sanction Lending.

The Bible does sanction the lending of money. Having the ability to lend or give to others is evidence of God’s blessing of abundance to believers. God desires for us to be blessed, being able to lend and not having to borrow. God desires us to be free from lenders as well as free from the domination of others. Deuteronomy 15:6 advises us that we should be lenders and not borrowers.

Deuteronomy 15:6, “For the Lord thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.”

Biblical Lending: Do Not Lend to the Poor, Give to the Poor.

The Bible does not sanction lending money with interest to the poor. If a person is poor, they do not need a loan. They need charity and a help up. Exodus 22:25 advises us to not to lend with interest to the poor.

Exodus 22:25, “If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.”

Biblical Lending: Fair Lending Versus Predatory Lending.

The Bible teaches us that lending should be fair and it should not be an object of extortion and greed. When a lender seeks to maximize short-term gains at the expense of the borrower, the lender is out of the will of God. Ezekiel 22:12 advises us against predatory lending.

Ezekiel 22:12, “In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God.”

Biblical Lending: Lend to Those Who Are in Need.

The Bible tells us that we should lend to those who are in need if it is in our power to do so. In many cases, it would cost us little or nothing to help someone else out that is in need. We should look for opportunities to help people that are in real need versus avoiding them. Proverbs 3:27 advises us to not withhold good things to those who are in need.

Proverbs 3:27, “Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.”



Dealing With Adultery

Bible Summary. If you have committed adultery and really want to deal with it, you need to repent of your sin. When dealing with adultery you have to realize that adultery is lust, not love. You must realize that the only way to deal with adultery is to flee from it. Everyone in their heart of heart knows that adultery will not end well, but they are all caught up in the heat of the moment. If you are in right relationship with God through Jesus Christ, you will not be tempted to sin. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ if we truly have Christ in our heart. See below for Biblical advise and scriptures on dealing with adultery.

Joesph Flees Potiphar’s Wife

Joseph Flees Potiphar's Wife



Deal With Adultery by Repenting of Your Sin.

If you have committed adultery and really want to deal with it, you need to repent of your sin. Dealing with adultery is not hard, but you have to be willing to change. Thanks to Jesus Christ, He will take the punishment for all of our sins. 2nd Corinthians 12:21 advises us to repent of uncleanness, fornication, and lasciviousness.

2nd Corinthians 12:21, “And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.”

Dealing With Adultery – Love Not Lust.

When dealing with adultery you have to realize that adultery is lust, not love. In an adulterous relationship, the adulterer is stealing and coveting their neighbor’s wife or husband. You are in conflict with Jesus’ commandment of loving your neighbor as yourself when you commit adultery with your neighbor’s wife or husband. Romans 13:9 advises us not to sin and to treat others as you would treat yourself.

Romans 13:9, “For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”

Dealing With Adultery – Flee From It.

Every one of us is tempted by adultery at some point in our lives. Our flesh when left to its own devices will commit adultery. You must realize that the only way to deal with adultery is to flee from it. 1st Corinthians 6:18 advises us to flee fornication as we are sinning against our own body; Genesis 39:18 tell us how Joseph fled from the temptations of Potiphar’s wife.

1st Corinthians 6:18, “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.”

Dealing With Adultery – Realize You Are Dealing With Fire.

Adultery is just like a kid playing with fire. Everyone in their heart of heart knows that adultery will not end well, but they are all caught up in the heat of the moment. Proverbs 6:29 advises us that adultery is a sin that will be punished.

Proverbs 6:29, “So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.”

Illustration on the Aftermath of Adultery …

Dealing With Adultery – The Godly Are Delivered From Temptation.

If you are in right relationship with God through Jesus Christ, you will not be tempted to sin. An example of a sin is to commit adultery. You can only effectively deal with any sin like adultery when you are in right relationship with God. 2nd Peter 2:9 advises us that God will deliver the godly from temptations.

2nd Peter 2:9, “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:”

Dealing With Adultery – Love of Christ Keeps Us From Adultery. If you have the love of Christ in your heart, you will not be tempted to commit adultery. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ if we truly have Christ in our heart. Romans 8:35 advises us that no hardship or material need can separate us from the love of Christ.

Romans 8:35, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”