Matthew 5:27-30

Matthew 5:27. ‘”You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28. But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29. If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30. And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.”‘

This was Jesus Christ talking. It is a direct truth from Him. I am tempted to throw out all media because it focuses on sex so much to sell things, in movies, on tv, in the news, everywhere and pornography pops up everywhere, computers, androids, phones, you name it etc. People believe it is ok because it is everywhere. Lust is not ok. Porn is not ok. It is adultery and thus is sin. Jesus said it and He is the judge. If you disagree, take it up with Him. That is just one sin that captures people in its snates, there are so many, but it is quite prevalent and unfortunately so accepted, so I pick on it. Just because 1,000,000 believe a sin is not a sin does not make it less of a sin, just makes 1,000,000 people wrong. ❤

Flirting with Pain in Marriage: A Cautionary Tale

The bond between man and wife is precious and flammable. It is beautiful and strong when fed and promoted and extremely fragile when certain triggers are pushed. You have to communicate your needs with your mate so they know what to do and what not to do and what will destroy that bond between you. The most common destroyer is a breakdown of trust, whether through lying, cheating, abuse, manipulations, pornography, deception, flirting with someone else, etc. It is important that we communicate and share these with our mate so we don’t assume they know how to keep us and thus keep us happy with them forever. However, there is an enemy that does not need to be told what will pull you apart. This spiritual but very real enemy knows exactly what both parties have done wrong and what might tempt them again along those lines in stronger ways over time to get to a breaking point in the marriage. This enemy was there when we messed up before and knows where we are prone to mess up again. So the moral is, be on your guard all the time and don’t fall for those lies again. Do not put yourself or your relationship in jeopardy for a clearing thing that only lures and tempts and then momentarily satisfies. Invest your time and resources into the lasting, real, tangible, wholesome, purposeful relationship of your life. Don’t ever exchange what is meaningful and lasting for a stupid temporary fantasy. Don’t give up your spouse for your fleeting passions. Become passionate for your spouse instead. That is what brings happiness, peace and contentment in life and God’s blessings. It is also best for you and your health and your children.

Forbidden Love

God has an enormous payload of pure love for each of us. It is our gift from Him. He gives us this love freely with no strings attached and continues to love us, no matter how ugly our hearts might be or how unloving we are at the moment. Yet He does something amazing. He allows us free will so we can love Him back and serve Him and His people and even earn higher rewards in heaven or we can reject Him and end up somewhere we are not comfortable discussing. Free will had always perplexed me because it seems such a great responsibility for our limited minds. Our short life’s decisions dictate our eternal destination. It is incredible to wrap your head around. And yet, my thoughts as to why is related to His love. When we love Him back, it is our choice to and a gift to Him and a gift that is forced is not a gift at all but a duty. Then further thinking about this love thing, I pondered the ever romanticized idea of “forbidden love” and how the entertainment industry has made millions on that draw. If a love is forbidden and can not be conveyed for a particular reason, no matter what it is, that is not love. There is lust that should not be entertained and yearning for love certainly, but the whole notion of love it in its pure form can never be forbidden. In fact, God commands those who willingly choose to serve Him and accept His love as our breath and strength to love. In fact, He even wants us to love our enemies. And truly, when love is what you really have for a person, even one you may have been tempted to desire where it should not be for whatever reason, you will not pursue sin with them or wish it for their lives because you would know that sin always leads to death if followed through its natural course. So, I object to the term “forbidden love” because what people speak of with this inappropriate term is really selfish lust that is wanting to sin with that person which would ultimately lead to death. So, I would think twice before pursuing the temptation to follow the deception of romantic excitement Hollywood loves to sell you and realize that true love is our goal and is never forbidden. I am tired of the enemy twisting good things into bad ones. We have to take the truth back and speak truth with every word from our mouths and thought of our heart. Purity and revival demand it. God requires it. I want it.