Before You Commit Adultery

If you are on a path toward adultery, consider the following wise saying:

Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; He who does so destroys his own soul.  Wounds and dishonor will he get, and his reproach will not be wiped away.  Proverbs 6:32-33

This tells you that if you go ahead with your plan:
• You are being stupid.  That’s what it means to “lack understanding.”
• You are going to self-destruct.  Your personal and family life will blow up in your face.  Do you really want to “destroy your own soul?”
• You will have a little pleasure and a lot of pain and shame.  Along with whatever else you get, you will “get wounds and dishonor.”
• You will bear a mark for the rest of your life.  Yes, God forgives, and even a betrayed spouse and children may forgive, but you and others will know what you did.  There will be a “reproach that will not be wiped away.”

I think the Lord prompted me to post these thoughts from when I read Proverbs 6 last week.  Maybe it has caught the attention of someone who needed it.  Stop before you go any further.  There is help and hope.  Talk to God, and talk to a pastor or friend.  Don’t be a fool.  Don’t hurt yourself and others.  Receive grace.  Be wise.  Stay true.

3 thoughts on “Before You Commit Adultery”

  1. Which is why I wrote my book: THE (IN)FIDELITY FACTOR: Points to Ponder Before You Cheat. Adultery has become too mainstream. It’s (past) time we handle it more effectively via reinvigorated education, awareness and personal accountability. The ramifications become a societal and economic issue as well. No one is exempt from the backlash, as we are all society-at-large!

  2. To late for my husband. Married 27 years and he confessed to me that 14 months ago while on a business trip to Makati City Manila going from the New World Makati City Hotel to the Greenbelt Mall he was approached by a prostitute who asked him if he was by himself and would like some afternoon company, he said yes. Back at the hotel she put a condom on him and he started to have sex, stopped, realized he shouldn’t be dong this and paid the prostitute $50 USD and she was gone. My husband is remorseful. Lost 30 lbs keeping this a “secret” along with night sweats. He would lie to my face when I would ask him what was wrong. Tested for STD’s and HIV (both of us) after his confession, and all was negative.Thank the Lord! We saw our catholic priest as a couple and as individuals. I want to move forward and I’m taking baby steps, it is not easy! I pray to God to continue to give me strength when I fell like I don’t have any strength left. He is glorious!!!
    Thank you for allowing me to tell my story of adultery.

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