If we look at the Ten Commandments to see what they say about sex, most of us breathe a sigh of relief because they simply say: “don’t commit adultery.” Almost everyone entering into marriage would say that is a line they will not cross. The day they say their vows, their intent and desire is to be faithful to their spouse “till death do them part.”
A couple thousand years after those commandments, when Jesus came to this earth, He took it up a notch and redefined the word “adultery” for us. Jesus said that if we even look at a woman lustfully, that is the same as committing adultery. That changed the definition big time. Jesus raised the bar. Now adultery was not just a physical act. Adultery became a heart issue. This had to rock the boat for a lot of people. Not committing the act was something they thought they could do. But not having lustful thoughts was a new ball game. We went from “I am being faithful” to “I am committing adultery” in just a few of Jesus’s words.
Jesus has a way of changing things and it’s not because He wants to make things difficult for us. That’s not it at all. What He wants is for us to live full, abundant lives and to have full, abundant marriages, and he knows lust has no business in either of those.
You may be saying to yourself, “Okay. I get that, but how? How do I keep my thoughts and mind pure in this culture? It seems almost impossible.” You know what? I agree. In fact, I’ll take it one step further. In our culture today it is impossible without God’s help. The good news is that He does help. He will help you keep your thoughts pure. He will help you keep your sexual desire for your spouse only. He will remind you to look the other way when you need to and to stop before you “click.” Jesus gave us that new definition of adultery but he also gives us the ability to rise to the standard in Him. So, what’s your role? What is your next step? Give that area of your life over to Him. Do it today and tomorrow and all the tomorrows after that. You will be amazed at what He will do!
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