NCF Sunday Worship

Aug 28, 2022    Pastor Bob Becker

When dealing with the 7th commandment, Jesus says lustful intent is enough to break this commandment. God provided marriage between one man and one woman as the proper place for sexual union. Most disciplinary cases in churches, both past, and present, deal with the breaking of this commandment. Because we live in an overly sexually charged culture, it is difficult to protect oneself from lustful intent. It is a matter of the heart. What does our heart treasure the most--purity or lust? We must guard our hearts by guarding what we allow our eyes to look at. Paul encourages the saints in 1 Cor. 10:13: “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” Often the way of escape is not just guarding what our eyes look at but having fellow Christians helping us to flee from lustful intent.