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16 Feb 2020
Exodus 20:1-17
Andrew Sach

God's Top Ten:

Don't Commit Adultery

Exodus 20:14


  Just as St Nicholas didn’t invent Christmas, so
St Valentine didn’t invent romance

  (Genesis 2:18-24 cf. Matthew 19:4-6)





  God intended it between one man and one women







  God intended it to be powerful and permanent







  God intended it as the foundation of family









  Marriage is a God-given picture of our relationship with God
(Isaiah 62:5; Hosea 2:14-20; Ephesians 5:52-33;

  2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 19:6-9)












  God forbids whatever undermines or threatens his beautiful pattern for sex only within marriage


  Adultery (e.g. Exodus 20:14)


  Divorce (Deuteronomy 24:1-4
cf. Matthew 5:31-32; 19:3-9)


  Fornication (e.g. Deuteronomy 22:13-21;
1 Corinthians 6:18-20; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8)


  Homosexuality (e.g. Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:26-37)


  Prostitution (e.g. Deuteronomy 22:20-21)


  Polygamy (e.g. 1 Timothy 3:2)


  Incest (e.g. Leviticus 18:8-19)


  Bestiality (e.g. Exodus 22:19; Leviticus 18:23; 20:15-16)


  Pornography (e.g. Matthew 5:27-30)



  Jesus calls us to turn from sexual sin; if we do, we can be cleansed, sanctified, justified.

  (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)













  A postscript on St Valentine




  How can you uphold marriage? (Hebrews 13:4)

  How can you “flee from sexual immorality?”
(1 Corinthians 6:18)

  If you are repenting of past wrongs, how can you apply to yourself the comfort of 1 Corinthians 6:11?