Dienstag, 11. September 2018

On adultery

The way to a man ‘s heart is not trough his stomach, like common belief suggests. It’s through his ego. 

When a woman inflates the ego of a men, he will follow her anywhere, even to death. 

Persuasive words led a man to astray. Seduced by smooth talk, he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter. 

Little that he knows that it would cost him his life. Adulterous relationships are almost impossible to solve. 

The excitement of illicit sex confuses humans into believing it is love. Married sex can never satisfy the unfaithful heart’s desire for illicit excitement. 

The end of an adulterous relationships is also the end of a relationship with God. His sin drives a wedge between him and the adulterer. The same faith as Adam awaits him, after he ate the forbidden fruit. The adulterer ends up dreading. He will seek for God. 

He may try to retain a façade, but it fools only his friends and family. God can see directly through that in the heart of the adulterer. He sees  that where once burned a fire, are now ashes. 

Even if the adulterer can remain the affair secret from his wife, it will rob the intimacy of the marriage. The trust is no longer there.

Adultery is a loss of self-respect. An adulterer has betrayed his own values. Even if nobody finds out, he still knows it. He knows that he isn’t the father that everyone thinks he is. He knows that his friend’s assumption about him are not true. He is not the kind of man, everyone thinks he is, and he knows it. Imagine living with this burden. 

Yet the grace of God is far greater than he thinks. 

“All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.” (2 Samuel 14:14) 

Jesus died for all sins, even those of the adulterer. 

“Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Through your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)

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