We all must guard our hearts. Married men in particular are charged to diligently protect their hearts by guarding their eyes because what you look at enters your heart. What we do flows from the heart. Husbands who guard their hearts are also protecting their wives from pain and the destructiveness that adultery births. Adultery begins as a look of lust upon someone other than your spouse way ahead of committing adultery by having sex. This is why adultery is not just an accident. Adultery can be prevented because it starts as a look followed by thoughts in a mind not set on Christ. Action is taken on the lustful desires of the heart.
James 1:13-15 “Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.”
Adultery is more prevalent than ever now with the pornographic, lewd nature of social media platforms such as Instagram. Now we know that the devil is the father of lies and a liar. He has convinced many that the content is just a photo or a post to like bit when we see the nature of what is being shared and presented for a “Like” or “❤” then you see how the purported innocence of it all is really twisted. There are so many women who are making a living out of posting photos of themselves in order to entice men to Like the photos and Follow them. It is rampant on Instagram and they pose and dance in lewd ways. That is the enemy’s plan to capture a man’s interest and the seed of lust is planted as they look upon these women.
Proverbs 6:25-29 “Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelids. For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life. Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?
Social media adultery is especially damaging to many marriages and the wives’ hearts and minds are left vulnerable to the attack of the enemy who launches fiery darts at their self-esteem, their trust, and their sense of feeling protected by their husbands. The Bible urges men to remove their eye if it will be the reason they could go to hell. I urge you to remove your eyes from social media or anyone that you look at with lust. Guard your eyes, your heart, your marriage and realize that you are guarding a right relationship with God because He sees what’s in your heart. God knows what you allow into your heart. If you need to repent of adultery, please don’t wait. Confess it to God asking forgiveness and repent. Confess it to your spouse so that you can immediately begin working together to build up your relationship and prayer life to protect your marriage. 🙏
Matthew 5:27-29, Amp. ~
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery’; 28 but I say to you that everyone who [so much as] looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye makes you stumble and leads you to sin, tear it out and throw it away [that is, remove yourself from the source of temptation]; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. ”
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