First of all, if you are a Christian and you are married, you must remember the very basics of God’s law and that is to honor each other above all else.
Stop looking for what used to be or could be, and start living in the ‘what is’ and you will find your contentment.
Letting go of yesterday will free you to live for today. Paul tells us that we are to forget those things which are behind us and press forward into what lies ahead.
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,..
[Adultery in the Heart ]
The other day I overheard a couple of guys talking about a certain girl. Not that I was listening because frankly I could care less what goes on in someone’s conversation, but they were talking loud enough for me to hear, and so I heard.
Anyway, it was obvious that both men were married and one of them was talking about how infatuated he was with this girl. The other guy said something like, “That kind of stuff will get you in trouble.” The other guy agreed and then his friend said to him, “That’s what your imagination is for.”
Interestingly enough, a very good friend of mine used to tell me the same thing and sad to say, now he is divorced and alone.
So beloved, as a Christian, let’s see what the word says about the state of your mind and your mind’s eye:
You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Husbands and wives are joined together in the sight of God and man, and with the exception of abuse, or marital unfaithfulness, you are bound together as one..so be one!
13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
Sin starts with a thought, and a second look; if you do not nip that temptation the minute it reveals itself, it becomes an action made manifest even if it’s only in your heart.
If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire.
Wives, love your husbands and give them the respect and honor that a man needs to feel secure. Husbands, love your wives above all, and have eyes for her and none else.
THE NUGGET IS THIS: If your mind is straying claim authority over it in the Name above all names; Jesus, the Christ, Lord of all.
Until next time,
Quit looking over here and be thankful for what you have before it slips away!
Love, Destiny /CYU Ministries