Adultery is a Brainless Act

Some call it sleeping around, some call it cheating or being unfaithful, God calls it adultery. No matter what you call it, it’s pretty clear on how God feels about adultery.

He doesn’t like it!

Here are a few things I took note of from the book of Proverbs this morning…

“Adultery is a brainless act, self-destructive … And a reputation ruined for good.” Proverbs 6:32

“…He who sleeps with another man’s wife, or even touches her will never go unpunished.” Proverbs 6:29

“Be faithful to your own wife… don’t give your love to just any woman. Be happy with the wife you married when you were young. Let her love always make you happy and hold you captive. My son, don’t be held captive by a woman who takes part in adultery. Don’t fondle a woman who is not your wife. The Lord sees everything you do, and he watches where you go. An evil man will be caught in his wicked ways … He will die because he does not control himself…” Proverbs 5:15-23

Here is what I take from this, “Seek wisdom, delight in your own spouse, and keep you pants zipped around others.”

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Trey Morgan tagged this post with: , , Read 1182 articles by
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  1. fraizerbaz says:

    You meant to type, “will NOT go unpunished” for Proverbs 6:29, right? 😀

    Yes, adultery hurts innocent people; not just the other spouse, but the kids, regardless of how old they are. I wish more people thought of this before acting on their impulses. Their pain isn’t worth a selfish, lustful act.

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Caught that “never” that was supposed to be there, but not as quickly as you guys. :)

      Thanks for the added comment. Well said, and yes, 100% selfish.

  2. Patrick Aquilone says:

    Hello,

    I love the blog and the posts, but I think there was a slight mistake in your paraphrase. You said:

    He who sleeps with another man’s wife, or even touches her will go unpunished.

    Sounding like the one who does this will go unpunished. However, the verse you quoted said:

    So it is with the one who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.

    Clearly this states that the one who does this WILL be punished, or no one will be unpunished who does this. I believe that your intent was right there was just a disconnect between your intent and what you typed out LOL!!!

    Love in Christ,
    Pat

  3. Greg England says:

    Be happy with the wife you married when you were young. Let her love always make you happy and hold you captive.

    I take that very seriously and intentionally seek this daily in my relationship with Janice. Even four decades later.

    Thanks, Trey. One thing I love about your blog is the variety, but always coming back to central truths / reminders from God’s Word.

  4. Carolyn Vela says:

    I know many people who have been hurt by adultery. Once that trust is broken, it’s VERY hard to get back! Thank you, Trey, for another insightful post. :) I wish that anyone “thinking” of committing adultery would read this post or better yet, read The Word. GOD BLESS!

  5. Roger Butner says:

    Right on, Trey! And we also have to be committed to practicing everything in that Proverbs 5 passage while ONLINE, not just regarding actual physical contact with another woman, even though our culture is so willing and eager to give us permission to do otherwise.

  6. JoAnn says:

    We don’t truly grasp the concept of “the two shall become one” until you’re not one anymore.

  7. Jo Baird says:

    Adultery can hurt many others when the “secret is out”. You may set a very bad example to people who had looked up to you. The guilt can also hurt you forever. Aren’t we glad that God forgives?

  8. Dante says:

    Trey, if Proverbs didn’t already have me, the part about keeping my pants zipped definitely brought me home (to my wife) :) Thanks!

  9. Lance says:

    Words of wisdom such as these cannot be improved on…..although the zipped pants was pretty good.

  10. John Knox says:

    Great blog as always Trey. Keep up the good work!
    I appreciate you. My friend, Dub Orr, uses the phrase: “zipper problem.” That is pretty descriptive and a good compliment to the words of Proverbs. Thanks again!

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