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Matthew 5:27-30

Look at verse 27 again.

Psychologist say that to be victimized by this sin is worse than losing your mate to death.

And for those who commit adultery…it causes unbelievable guilt…shame…and distrust.

Adultery is a horrible thing.

So look if you would at verse 27 again.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery’;

 But look at what Jesus says in verse 28: …but…”but” says that something is wrong with their thinking!

Jesus says, “Everyone who LOOKS on a woman to LUST for her has already committed adultery.”

 This isn’t talking about simply looking…Jesus isn’t saying that we can’t look at a woman…if that is the case we would all have to wear blinders.

 This is what David did…look at this in 2 Samuel 11:2:  Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king’s house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance.

 Look at Genesis 39: 7;   And it came about after these events that his master’s wife looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, “Lie with me.”

“Looking with desire”…looking to lust is where adultery begins.

Well, how do you do that? Look at verses 29-30:

“And if your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the parts of your body perish, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 “And if your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the parts of your body perish, than for your whole body to go into hell.

Well, that is part of Jesus’ point!

Jesus is saying in terms that we might consider bazaar…don’t dilly dally around with this!

And why is Jesus so adamant about this? Look at the end of verse 29 and the end of verse 30.

You know, we often laugh and joke about hell…but as bad as plucking your eye out might be…as bad as cutting off your hand might be…as bad as being blind and crippled might be…as painful and miserable as this might be…hell is infinitely worse.

Look at verse 29 again. Jesus says: “And if your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out, and throw it from you;

So Christ’s real emphasis is cutting off…removing anything that will cause your destruction.

If some of the literature, the books, the magazines that you are reading are part of the problem…cut them off!

In Eph. 4:27 the apostle Paul says, “Do not give the devil opportunity…”

That is what you must do to keep from committing adultery…we must be dead to it and all of its desires.

Adultery is such a horrible thing…it does so much harm…it ruins so many…it can cause those who commit it to be cast into hell.

It is the worst thing you can do.

Now, what if someone has committed adultery…is there any hope for them? Let me show you two passages:

John 8:3-11 And the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. 5 “Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?” 6 And they were saying this, testing Him, in order that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground. 7 But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”  8 And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9 And when they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the midst. 10 And straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”  11 And she said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go your way. From now on sin no more.”]

1 Cor 6:9-11  Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.

Now, look at one more passage:

1 Cor 7:3-6  Let the husband fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5 Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again lest Satan tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

And one last thing…and this doesn’t just apply to young people…middle aged and older adults get married…you be careful about who you marry!

Adultery, both physical and emotional are devastating…and the consequences on everyone involved are life long…perhaps even eternal.

Now, there is an adultery that is possibly more common than the one we have talked about this morning…and that is adultery against God.