Bought by the Blood

August 15, 2015

Sobering Words From Proverbs 6 And Matthew Henry on Lust, Pornography and Adultery

Filed under: Uncategorized — cubsfan1980 @ 10:43 am

 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,
and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,
to preserve you from the evil woman,
from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.
Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;
for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread,
but a married woman hunts down a precious life.
Can a man carry fire next to his chest
and his clothes not be burned?
Or can one walk on hot coals
and his feet not be scorched?
So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife;
none who touches her will go unpunished.
People do not despise a thief if he steals
to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry,
but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold;
he will give all the goods of his house.
He who commits adultery lacks sense;
he who does it destroys himself.
He will get wounds and dishonor,
and his disgrace will not be wiped away.

(Proverbs 6:23-33 ESV)

Matthew Henry goes on to make the following comments

The greatest kindness we can do ourselves is to keep at a distance from this sin, and to look upon it with the utmost dread

Those therefore who, for the gratifying of a base lust, would lay themselves open to the law, could be reckoned no better than self-murderers

The way of this sin is down-hill, and those that venture upon the temptations to it hardly escape the sin itself

He that commits adultery is in the high road to destruction. The bold presumptuous sinner says, “I may venture upon the sin and yet escape the punishment; I shall have peace though I go on.” He might as well say, I will take fire into my bosom and not burn my clothes, or I will go upon hot coals and not burn my feet. He that goes into his neighbour’s wife, however he holds himself, God will not hold him guiltless. The fire of lust kindles the fire of hell.

the adulterer destroys his own soul

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