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?”