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Lust, Adultery, and True Love

Jul 20, 2014
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King Jesus and the Queen City

Pastor Alex showed his shepherd’s heart this morning as he challenged us to live differently than the world when it comes to sexuality and sensuality. Our nation can fall faster from within than it can from afar; and as a nation, we are under judgement. Adultery is rampant in our nation, and in our churches. Adultery is defined as voluntary sexual intercourse with someone who is not a spouse. We know that adultery kills and destroys families.

Jesus addressed Adultery and lust very specifically in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:27-30. He states that looking at a woman lustfully causes us to commit adultery in our hearts. That word “look” is defined as a continuous action that has no end. It is a lustful intent that our minds and hearts are going somewhere with this look. Since we know that our hands and feet go where we look, we must protect our eyes. Jesus makes a radical statement that says, “Cut off your body parts” that are causing you to sin. He was serious.

Four ways to adultery-proof your marriage:

1. Do not entertain lust (Remember David and Bathsheba) Bounce your eyes.

2. Fight back! Use Scripture to fight back the temptation and take every though captive. Psalm 139:3-4, Proverbs 4:23, Job 31:1

3. Rejoice! – Proverbs 5 reminds us to “rejoice in the wife of your youth”. If you are going to fantasize, then fantasize about your spouse!

4. Love – If we truly love our neighbor, then we will honor them with our eyes and thoughts.

Adultery and lust may be normal in the world, but it will NOT BE normal in our church. We must live differently.


Questions to discuss as a family today

1. What are the danger spots in your routine that are vulnerable times for you to be tempted to lust?

2. Talk about the importance of having accountability in the area of lust. If you are married, your spouse should be your accountability partner. At least have someone to hold you accountable. Do you? Who?

3. Read Proverbs 6:20, 24, 32. Talk about the consequences of Adultery and lust.

If you are a man who is seeking accountability, please reply to this email and we will get you in touch with a men’s group where you can grow in your Life in Christ!



Thank God for giving you guardrails in how to live an abundant life. Praise Him for his patience in forgiving you when you fall into the temptation of lust. Commit to Him that you want to protect the purity of your marriage, and that you will make a covenant with your eyes to not look lustfully at someone. Praise Him for the gift of sex and intimacy in marriage, and commit to give your spouse what they need.


Great accountability software:

1. Covenant Eyes

2. Safe Eyes