I was preparing a sermon from Hosea 7, and one of the sins that God pointed out that Israel was practicing was adultery. It became common place with the people, and it was a part of their national downfall. Israel went into captivity as a result of their sin and unrepentive heart. Well, you would think that we as Americans could learn from the culture and downfall of others, but I don’t think so. I came across the following commercial that is actually encouraging people to commit adultery – Ashley Madison is a multi-million dollar business encouraging married people to commit adultery. Their tag line is: “Life is short Have an affair” Check out the video:
Who would ever believe that something like this would be encouraged? (Note: The above video is tame compared to others). Adultery is not new to our society. King David committed adultery, and lets not forget the woman caught in the very act of adultery (John 8). People will always cheat (sin) on their spouses, but does our society want to promote it, advertise it on television? Do we want to encourage our spouse, our children’s spouses to contemplate someone else? I don’t think so.
The battle is raging today, and right now all around us SEX is being used to destroy any moral fiber that might remain in us as people. The Bible is clear – David had no peace until he confessed his adultery as sin (Psalm 51). The woman at the well could have been stoned to death – she was caught in the vey act of adultery. Jesus said to her, “go and sin no more.” (John 8:11). What is the truth here for us? The same, “go and sin no more.”
Christians must take a strong stand against all sexual immorality. Adultery is only one shoot off the many roots of the sexual sins facing our society today. Know the Bible, guard your heart, and above all, stay true to your spouse.