Adultery-unrestorable

So this morning I was reading Proverbs chapter 6. I am in the habit of reading a proverb that coincides with the day of the month along with my other reading. I asked God to show me something in this passage, and when I got to verse 30-31 I was halted to a stop… these 2 verses seemed so out of place at first.
Most of the passage is discussing the sin of adultery, and then suddenly the author switches gears and begins discussing the sin of theft… then after those two verses are finished he finishes out the chapter discussing adultery again…
This perked my interest to look deeper as to why these verse were put where they were. It was so interesting to me that I felt I had to share it with someone, so yall are the ones I chose.
After looking deeper, I realized that the author is making a comparison, not just randomly going off topic. He is saying that with other sins like the sin of theft, a man can be restored by simply paying back that which was stolen and asking forgiveness, but with adultery, it is very hard, if not impossible to really be restored. The sin of adultery “destroys a mans (or womans) soul. It makes this person untrustworthy. His character becomes forever marred, and his reputation is destroyed.
Wow! This was very good to learn. Adultery is a very deceptive sin, and it is so easy to get caught up in it. Beware though, it is a way Satan tries to ruin your life.
So how does a person get caught up in such a tragic sin??? It’s pretty simple, and very sneaky… it starts with dissatisfaction. A person begins to look at others lives and feels dissatisfied with their own.
What sort of things can provoke this dissatisfaction? Perhaps watching movies that glamorise other relationships. Maybe it is a love story? A romantic novel you read? Sometimes it can be as simple as comparing your husband or wife to another man or woman to whom you admire or respect.
How can we gaurd our hearts from this evil sin that Satan uses to destroy our soul?
1. Avoid movies that cause you to feel dissatisfied in any way.
2. Toss out those romance novels ladies.
3. Turn your head… (when you are suddenly drawn to a member of the opposite sex, it helps to physically look away)
4. Set the standard that you will not text or call members of the opposite sex. Infact, delete their numbers from your phone so you are not even tempted, if you need something from that person, get in the habit of having your husband or wife contact them for you. (This includes Facebook and other ways of communication if that’s an issue)
5. Avoid being alone with a member of the opposite sex. (Sometimes I feel silly about this when it comes to my friends husbands, but it’s not that I don’t trust them, I just want to stay blameless, and avoiding these situations altogether really helps)
6. Stay in open communication with your spouse. ( I cannot vouch for this enough, having a close knit relationship really guards from distrust. If your spouse is constantly calling you and asking alot of questions, don’t get offended or feel like they don’t trust you, it’s just that they need to ease their hearts because they love you. Embrace their love.)
7. Fall in love with your spouse all over again. ( when you find yourself tempted to look at others, use that as an indication to draw even closer to your spouse!!! Run to them when you feel distance!

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