We’ve ALL committed adultery. Oh yeah I said it; and its true! Now some of you may be thinking, “But how? I’ve never been married.” But oh let me correct you, you ARE married. In fact, we’re all married to God through Christ Jesus; yes we are JOINED to Him as one. Isaiah 54:5 (New King James Version) reminds us of this saying, “For your Maker is your husband, The Lord of hosts is His name; And your redeemer is the Holy one of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.” God commanded us in Exodus 20:3 (NKJV) to put no other god before Him, in other words to be FAITHFUL in serving Him and HIM ALONE. Now any time we choose to put anything or anyone before God we are essentially “stepping out” on God or being unfaithful to Him, turning that thing into our god. We’ve all did this at some point or another.
Some of us put our sexual desires before the Lord as we choose to solely please our flesh, making our own sinful flesh our new god. Some of us put material things before God, choosing to do whatever we have to do to get money, clothes, and the latest devices. Then some of us turn other people, MERE PEOPLE, into our god as we seek to please them at any cost. Either way you do it, ANY time you put something before God, you are breaking your marriage covenant and being unfaithful to your God who has ALWAYS been faithful to you. Now isn’t it something that many of us can’t deal with infidelity in our own earthly relationships or marriages; but somehow we think it’s okay for us to keep CHEATING on God?!
We go out and cheat on God all day long, not even thinking about Him. However, when we need protection, healing, or a blessing of some sort; we go right back to our Heavenly Father, the one we KNOW will “hold us down.” Does this sound familiar to anybody?…Listen people of God: it’s time to STOP playing with God! Yes, God’s grace and forgiveness is there for us when we fall; but let’s stop using His grace as an excuse to sin or “step out” on Him. Let’s put in some real effort to stay away from those things that we know are not pleasing to God. Let’s be faithful to God just as He is faithful to us!
Again I say, we have ALL committed adultery…I know this is big pill to swallow, but THINK ABOUT IT!
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright ©1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.