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What the Bible Says About Adultery

Bible Summary. The Bible has a lot to say about adultery. The Bible says that adultery starts sweet but ends in bitterness. The Bible defines adultery as “…lying with a woman married to an husband…” . The Bible advises us that adultery is one of the works of the flesh as is murder, heresies, and hatred. The Bible says that adultery is a sin against God and that unrepentant adulterers will go to Hell. See below for more commentary and Biblical advice concerning adultery.

Adultery’s End is Bitter as Wormwood

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The Bible says that Adultery Starts Sweet But Ends In Bitterness.

The act of adultery is the biggest scam that we and our flesh will play on ourselves. The short-term pleasures of adultery will tempt us into thinking that it will be the greatest thing to do. Proverbs 5:4 advises us that adultery has bitter consequences.

Proverbs 5:4, “But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.”

A Illustration About Adultery: The Aftermath of Adultery …

Adultery Defined.

The basic Bible definition of adultery comes from Deuteronomy 22:22. Adultery is “…lying with a woman married to an husband…”. God considers adultery a sin and it is one of the ten commandments. Deuteronomy 22:22 defines adultery as evil.

Deuteronomy 22:22, “If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.”


The Bible says that Adultery is a Work of the Flesh.

Most societies do not consider adultery a crime. Things like littering and illegal parking are a crime, but not adultery. Galatians 5:19 advises us that adultery is one of the works of the flesh as is murder, heresies.

Galatians 5:19, “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,”

The Bible Says Adultery Is A Sin That Will Be Punished.

The Bible says that adultery is a sin against God. A Adulterous relationship is wrong because it breaks apart the marriage relationship and our relationship with God. Revelation 21:8 advises us that unrepentant adulterers will go to Hell.

Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”


What the Bible Says About Alms Giving

Bible Summary. Church offerings and alms giving must not be motivated by pride or the desire for recognition. Christians should be known for their good works and alms giving just as Jesus is known for his good works. By sacrificing something we hold valuable such as our money or our time, we are acknowledging that God is first in our lives. See below for Biblical commentary and advice concerning alms giving.

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Alms Giving is Not Done for Pride or Fame.

Church offerings and alms giving must not be motivated by pride or the desire for recognition. God desires for us to acknowledge Him first. Giving alms freely without any intention of earthly reward or recognition demonstrates to God that we do put Him first in your life. Matthew 6:1 advises us against seeking recognition from man when giving of tithes and alms.

Matthew 6:1, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.”

Alms Giving is an Act of Good Works That Illuminates You Love of God and People.

Christians should be known for their good works and alms giving just as Jesus is known for his good works. Doing a good work is one of the best ways to get a sinner’s attention and to demonstrate that there is a more joyous way to live. Acts 9:36 tells us of Tabitha who was full of good works and the giving of alms.

Acts 9:36, “Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. “

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Alms Giving is an Acknowledgment of God.

It is so easy for us to get caught up in our day-to-day activities and forget God. By sacrificing something we hold valuable such as our money or our time, we are acknowledging that God is first in our lives. Acts 10:2 tells us about a devout man that feared God and gave much alms.

Acts 10:2, “a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.”



Illustration on the Unseen Benefits of Sacrifice

Sacrifice: IT PAYS TO HONOR GOD

A poor widow, who made her living by doing washings, had two wayward sons. This poor woman heard of a mission, where souls were saved, which was about to be closed for lack of funds. The amount necessary was about $500.00. She was greatly interested and longed for that amount of money, stating she would gladly give it if she had it.



Soon, strange to say, a message came from a lawyer in a distant city stating that a relative of hers had died and willed her the inclosed $500.00. She was very happy and felt the Lord had sent it in for the mission. The neighbors insisted that she could not afford to be so liberal, but she sent the money on to the mission.

Soon a letter came from the older of the wicked sons, reading about as follows: “Dear Mother: Brother and I are here in C_____. We were passing down the street and heard singing in a mission. We went in, and both of us were saved. We will soon be home to take care of you.” They came and cared for their mother, and lived for the Lord. Yes, it pays to honor God. He says, “Them that honor me I will honor,” and He always makes good His promises.



Rely On God And You Will Not Lack

Bible Summary. The Lord’s sheep who under the protection of their shepherd are powerful and can take on any challenge in this world. Be a good sheep of God, our shepherd. Those who act as young lions will go their own way and will go hungry. God desires for all of us to rely on Him, but it is our choice. See below for Biblical commentary and scriptures on relying on God and not lacking.

“The Lord is My Shepherd,
We Shall Not Lack”

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Good Sheep Rely On God. Baah!

A sheep with the Lord as it’s shepherd is powerful and can take on any challenge of this world. Be a good sheep with a good shepherd. Baah! Baah! Psalm 23:1 tell us that the Lord is our shepherd, we shall not want.

Psalm 23:1, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

Do Not Rely On God And Go Hungry Like The Young Lions.

A good sheep can rely on his shepherd for protection and to fulfill his every need. Young lions going their own way go hungry. Psalm 34:10 advises us that young lions lack versus those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Psalm 34:10, “The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.”

Lack: Illustration on Feelings of Emptiness …

Do Not Rely On Yourself, Rely On God.

God desires for all of us to rely on Him, but it is our choice. The prodigal son had a choice to serve his father or squander his inheritance. He chose for a while to squander his inheritance. Once his money ran out and he was hungry, He started to value his relationship with his father. Luke 1:17 tells how the prodigal son came to the conclusion that his father’s servant were not going hungry, but he was in his disobedience.

Luke 15:17, “And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!”



Understanding Prophecy

Bible Summary. Only if you love God with all your heart, body, and soul, will you understand true prophecy. We can never understand prophesy if we do not have a relationship with God and we are not in Christian fellowship. Even if you understand prophecy and have faith that God’s prophecies will come true does not make you a Christian. Understanding prophecy will do you no good with out faith and love in your heart for God. See below for scriptures and Biblical commentary on understanding prophecy.

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Without the Love of God You Cannot Understand and Act on Prophecy.

Only if you love God with all your heart, body, and soul, will you understand true prophecy. Many people may prophesy great and wondrous things about the future, but not all prophesies are from God. Deuteronomy 13:3 advises us that God tests our love for Him by whether we follow His word instead those of false prophets.

Deuteronomy 13:3, “Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”

To Understand Prophesy You Must be in Fellowship With Other Believers.

We can never understand prophesy if we do not have a relationship with God and we are not in Christian fellowship. Without a relationship with God, we cannot hear true prophecy because there are too many other false prophets that distract us and mislead us. Without Christian fellowship and a relationship with God, we will become distracted, troubled, and loose our way by following false prophets. Zechariah 10:2 advises of the dangers of not having a shepherd and of following false prophets.

Zechariah 10:2, “For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.”

We Are Nothing If We Understand Prophecy And Have No Love.

To understand prophecy is not the end state of being a Christian. There are many Bible scholars that know the Bible cover-to-cover, but are not Christian. Even if you understand prophecy and have faith that God’s prophecies will come true does not make you a Christian. 1st Corinthians 13:2 advises us that we are nothing if we understand prophecy and have no love in our heart.

1st Corinthians 13:2, “And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.”



About the Wisdom Scriptures of King Solomon

Bible Summary. The source of most wisdom scriptures in the Bible come from King Solomon. By the time Solomon reached the age of twenty, the people of Israel were in awe of his wisdom. The depth and breath of Solomon’s wisdom scriptures is evident that his wisdom was special and came directly from God. King Solomon’s godly wisdom compelled people to draw close to him to seek more and more wisdom. See below for Biblical commentary and advise on wisdom scriptures.

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Solomon Asks God for Wisdom – The Source of Most Wisdom Scriptures.

The source of most wisdom scriptures in the Bible come from King Solomon. The book of Proverbs holds many of these wisdom scriptures. King Solomon could have asked God for anything, but King Solomon asked for wisdom. 1st Kings 3:9 tells us of King Solomon asking God for wisdom over anything else to govern his people.

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?”

Solomon’s Wisdom Scriptures Came From God.

By the time Solomon reached the age of twenty, the people of Israel were in awe of his wisdom. The people saw that the type of wisdom that Solomon had could only come from God. 1st Kings 3:28 advises us of the awesomeness of King Solomon’s wisdom and that it only could have come from God.

1st Kings 3:28, “And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.”

King Solomon the Source of Thousands of Wisdom Scriptures.

King Solomon is the source of thousands of wisdom scriptures from the Bible. The depth and breath of Solomon’s wisdom scriptures is evident that his wisdom was special and came directly from God. 1st Kings 4:32 tells of King Solomon being the source of three thousand proverbs and over one thousand songs.

1st Kings 4:32, “And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.”

Solomon’s Wisdom Scriptures of Proverbs Draw People to God Then and Now.

The wisdom scriptures of Solomon have the uncanny ability to be relevant to all that hear or read them. His godly wisdom compelled people to draw close to him to seek more and more wisdom. 1st Kings 4:34 tells us how people and kings came to hear the wisdom of Solomon.

1st King 4:34, “And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.”



How to Become a Wise Person

Bible Summary. A wise person has a reverence of God. To be a wise person all we need to do is have a relationship with God that is reinforced by like-minded Christians. A wise person uses his resources diligently and stores up resources purposely for the future. Reading and inquiring of the Bible will make you a wise person. See below for Biblical commentary and advice on how to become a wise person.

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How to Become a Wise Person: Fear and Reverence the Lord.

A wise person has a reverence of God. A wise person puts God above all persons, things, and ideas. Proverbs 1:7 advises us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.

Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

How to Become a Wise Person: Be in the Company of Wise People.

Wise persons are not just born wise. Wisdom comes from the company you keep and the experiences that you encounter in life. To be a wise person all we need to do is have a relationship with God that is reinforced by like-minded Christians. Proverbs 13:20 advises us to walk with wise men and we shall be wise.

Proverbs 13:20, “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”


How to Become a Wise Person: Be Diligent and Be Prepared for Action.

A wise person uses his resources diligently and stores up resources purposely for the future. A wise person seeks God’s purpose on how best to spent money and consume resources. A wise person does not accumulate resources for their own vanity, but stores up abundance to be ready to do God’s will. Proverbs 21:20 tells us how a wise man is prudent and a good steward over his resources.

Proverbs 21:20, “There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.”

How to Become a Wise Person: Read the Bible.

Reading and inquiring of the Bible will make you a wise person. The Bible is the inspired word of God. God provided the Bible as an instruction manual on what is true, what is not true, what is good, and what is evil. 2nd Timothy 3:15 advises us that the Bible makes one a wise person and provides information essential for eternal salvation.

2nd Timothy 3:15, “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”


The Biblical Basis for the Prosperity Gospel

Bible Summary. The Bible tells us of the three aspects of prosperity that include material prosperity, good health, and the spiritual prosperity. A key component of the Prosperity Gospel is that Jesus is our source of an abundant and prosperous life. Jesus desires to prosper us because he loves us and to glorify God. If we abide in Jesus, are prayers and requests will be answered and fulfilled by Jesus. See below for Biblical commentary, meaning, and advice concerning the Prosperity Gospel.

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The Three Aspects of the Prosperity Gospel: Material, Health, and Salvation.

The Bible takes a comprehensive view of prosperity that includes material prosperity, good health, and the spiritual salvation of our soul. To avoid misapplying the prosperity gospel in our day-to-day lives, we must understand that prosperity is more than just material prosperity. 3rd John 1:2 tells us to prosper materially and to be in good health as our soul prospers.

3rd John 2, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

Prosperity Gospel: Having Life More Abundantly.

A key component of the Prosperity Gospel is that Jesus is our source of an abundant and prosperous life. Jesus’ purpose while he was on the Earth was to offer mankind a life more abundant. The Devil may temp us with his lies of prosperity and happiness, but if we follow his lies it will result in our ultimate destruction and eternal separation from God. In John 10:10 Jesus advises us the wiles of the Satan and of Jesus’ purpose to offer us a life more abundant.

John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Prosperity Gospel: God is Glorified When He Prospers Us.

Jesus states that it glorifies God to answer the prayers of those that ask in Jesus’ name. Jesus desires to prosper us because he loves us and to glorify God. John 14:13 advises us that Jesus answers our prayers to glorify his father.

John 14:13, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

Prosperity Gospel: Stay in Relationship With Jesus And Prosper.

The blessings and answered prayers of the Prosperity Gospel are based on a big “IF”. That “if” being if we abide in Jesus, are prayers and requests will be answered and fulfilled by Jesus. John 15:7 advises us to abide in Jesus and he will answer our prayers.

John 15:7, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”

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The Bible Story of the Song of Solomon

The Story Behind the Song of Solomon. Song of Solomon is a poem telling the story of Solomon and a Shulamite — a young woman whom he wanted to make his queen of queens, but who was already pledged to a shepherd of Shunem. There are seven speakers in the Song of Solomon to include: The Shulamite shepherdess (Song 1:2-7); The daughters of Jerusalem (Song 1:5); Brothers of the Shulamite (Song 1:6); Companions of the shepherd lover (Song 1:7); Solomon (Song 1:9-11); Shepherd lover of the Shulamite (Song 1:15); and Inhabitants of Jerusalem (Song 3:6-11). See below for scriptures and key events from the Song of Solomon.

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Solomon Woes the Shulamite. Impressed with the Shulamite’s beauty, Solomon took her into his royal tent. Scripture: Song of Solomon 1:2-4.

The Shulamite Woman Dissuades the Allure of the King’s Court.There, assisted by the court ladies, Solomon endeavored with alluring flatteries to win her affections, but failed. Scripture: Song of Solomon 1:5-11.

The Shulamite Woman Seeks Her Lover. Released from the king’s presence while still in Shunem, she sought an interview with her shepherd lover. Scripture: Song of Solomon 1:12 – Song of Solomon 2:6.

The King Attempt to Impress The Shulamite Woman. Then the king took her to the capital with him in great pomp, hoping to impress her with his dazzling glory amid surroundings of splendor. Scripture: Song of Solomon 3:1-11.

The Shulamite Woman Unimpressed Desires to Leave With Her Lover. She was anxious to leave the gaudy scene of Solomon’s court for her own humble home. Scripture: Song of Solomon 4:1-6.

The Shepherd Praises His Lover For Her Faithfulness Hearing of the Shulamite woman’s desire for him, the shepherd praised her faithfulness to him. Scripture: Song of Solomon 4:7-16.

Solomon Continues to Flatter & Woe. Then Solomon, still determined to win her affections (if possible), watched for another favorable opportunity. With flatteries and allurements surpassing all that he had used before, he tried to persuade her. Scripture: Song of Solomon 6:4 – Song of Solomon 7:9.

Solomon, Advances Refused as the Shulamite is Pledged to Another. King Solomon promised to elevate her to the highest rank (above his queens an others) if she would comply with his wishes but the Shulamite refused his offers on the grounds of being pledged to another. Scripture: Song of Solomon 7:10 – Song of Solomon 8:4.

King Solomon Finally Relents & She Returns to Her Lover. The king, convinced at last that he could not prevail, was obliged to dismiss her. So, with the shepherd, she returned to her own home. Scripture: Song of Solomon 8:5-14.



Christian To Do List – Eight Things Christians Do

The Bible is a guidebook that instructs Christians on what to do. The Bible teaches us about Christian virtues by providing us both good and bad examples of human behavior. Theologians have traditionally identified Christian virtues as faith, hope, and charity (love) (1st Corinthians, “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”). Christian virtues provide us great examples of how we should live as Christians.

As Christians, we should all strive toward the godly virtues described in the Bible. As Christians there are several things that we should do in our daily walk. What we do as Christians are based on the virtues we learn in the Bible as well as the values that we learn to treasure through our understanding of the Bible. See below for a list of eight things we as Christians should do everyday to act out our Christianity.

Eight Things Christian do are:

1. Christians Keep the Faith

Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

2. Christians Hold Onto Hope

Romans 8:25, “But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.”

3. Christians Feel Joy

Romans 14:17, “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”

4. Christians Pray Hard

2nd Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”


5. Christians Praise Wildly

Isaiah 6:3, “And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.”

6. Christians Serve Gladly
Colossians 3:23, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”

7. Christians Know Peace

Romans 5:1, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:”

8. Christians Love More

1st John 4:16, “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”