Did you know, that adultery is lots of fun? Eating forbidden fruit is really exciting; just because, it is forbidden. Our fallen nature delights in stubborn rebellion.
Hebrews 11:24-25, “By faith, Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.”
Did you catch that? Sin has lots of pleasure for a while. Sneaking around behind everyone’s back adds to the excitement. The temptation of sensual indulgence with someone else’s mate is a mysterious adventurous intrigue that is incredibly alluring. To seduce and then ravish their lover, would put another notch in your belt, and thus demonstrate the greatness of you. But such foolish games only bite like a serpent in the end.
In the Garden of Eden, Lucifer convinced Eve of the joy of eating forbidden fruit.
Genesis 3:5-6, “For God knows, that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise; she took of the fruit thereof and did eat, and gave also to her husband with her and he did eat.”
Listen to the type of words Lucifer spoke to her. “Eve, Almighty God would never let you die from eating fruit as beautiful as this. He is not like that. Let me tell you, you have never eaten anything more sweet and delicious in your life as this. If you eat this fruit, then you will be able to understand things you have never understood before. Eve, you don’t know about good and evil now, but if you eat this delicious fruit, you will be like Almighty God and the angels in knowledge. Wouldn’t it be incredible to be like God and the angels? Think about it. This stuff is really good. Oh, and one more thing Eve, the power of this fruit is more wonderful than anything you and Adam have ever experienced. You are really missing out, if you don’t at least give it one try. One bite never hurt anyone.”
And these are the same kind of lies Satan plants in people’s minds concerning making love to someone else’s wife or husband. “Ole Larry there sure is a lucky man. He gets to sleep with her every night. Just look how she walks and swings those hips. Have you ever seen sexier breasts on a woman than that? Oh, and did you notice how he smiled at you? I think he likes me. He looks so good with his shirt off. I wonder what it would be like for him just to hold me tight one time. Wouldn’t it be amazing just to press your lips against hers one time? I bet she is really pretty when she is undressed. Her husband is mean to her, she deserves for someone to be nice to her for just one night. I would really show him what it is like to be loved by a real woman. I sure would like to take her out just one time and show her what real love is all about. Hmmm, maybe we could just spend the night together one time. I know their mate is out of town every other weekend, and no one would have to know. I wont let anyone get hurt and it will be so gloriously fun.
Almighty God hates breaking wedlock. Marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman. Both give their solemn lifelong commitment to be only for each other. Children are born into the safety and security of this beautiful institution. It is unique and special and designed by the Almighty Himself. Strong communities and nations are built upon this mighty and powerful foundation of Godly families.
Satan hates Godly marriage and families. He hates the joy and strength of it all. He loves to destroy these and he works overtime to tear them apart. Adultery is a very selfish egotistical temporary deceitful pleasure, that lasts but a few minutes, but oh the damage that is left in its wake. Jealousy, hate, sadness, sorrow, distrust, pain, loneliness, feelings of helplessness, feelings of hopelessness, feelings of giving up, feelings of worthlessness, temptations to murder, temptations to injure, longings for revenge, and swearing off on what used to be so wonderful are all bi-products of this wicked sin.
A good Godly marriage is the mirror of Christian’s relationship with Christ.
Those who engage in adultery lack understanding. The end of this type of thing is eternal damnation, unless there is repentance. Sometimes what is torn down can never be rebuilt. That which became more and more beautiful as the years passed by, can be ripped down in a few moments of lustuous sensuality.
Proverbs 14:1, “A wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pluck it down with her hands.”
Proverbs 6:32, “Whoso commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding. He that does it destroys his own soul.”
First John 1:9, “If we confess our sins; He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
James 1:15, “When lust has conceived; it brings forth sin, and sin when it is finished brings forth death.”