In this episode:
Satan wants your marriage to fail.
In this powerful Spiritual Kick Off Chris unpacks when Jesus hits us between the eyes with ultimate Truth when it comes to sexual immorality. The Bible is clear on the ramifications of such acts and in this episode the example of King David in 2 Samuel is reviewed.
but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed. adultery with her already in his heart. Click To TweetMatthew 5:28
So Matthew, so if you have your copy of God’s word, pull, go over there. Chapter five, I’m only gonna look at one verse this week. Verse 28. But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. So guys, we’re gonna be digging in some deep, a deep topic this week.
I think it’s gonna serve a lot of you. Well, is this something we struggle with as a church, but guys, we need to, to, to pull together these types of topics we’re gonna hit head on. So we’re gonna look at this scripture this week, and this is gonna kind of set the. We’re gonna be digging again through some heavy stuff.
So let’s get going. First of all, where’s Matthew, you need to know that. Okay. The first gospel. Okay. And, and if you go to your, your book, you have your old Testament, your new Testament in your Bible. So as soon as you get to the new Testament, you’ll find Matthew. Okay. Matthew, mark, Luke, and John, again, there’s the four gospels.
Just wanna make sure we’re stating the baseline for all these things that sometimes we take for granted as Christians, we just need to go back over. Now, this part is actually part of, you may have heard it called the sermon on the Mount or where Jesus is given that sermon on the Mount. So this is just a small insert of that.
Okay. And, uh, so we’re gonna kind of dig into that and let’s see what, what, what Jesus is trying to tell us here. Well, he’s revealing to us with these words again, heavy topics. Okay. We’re gonna be talking about, uh, pornography and, and, and its impact on others. But let’s understand for this, for, for this piece, what it’s trying to tell us.
So if you go back to verse before this, okay. Right before, uh, 28, uh, that refers to the seventh commandment. Okay. You shall not commit adultery. Okay, so that, so Jesus, he kind of prefaces this, this piece, this scripture with that one. So he just kind of brings people back to the, to the Al to the, to the 10 commandments, the seventh one in particular where it talks about adult adultery.
Now he takes it one step further. Okay. And he hits us guys. He hits as right between the eyes with truth. Okay. We need to understand. And when we started thinking about it, we need to understand the context of what Jesus is trying to tell us here when he says the word lust, okay. He’s talking about intentional, purposeful looking or staring that, that, and that is a crucial point.
We need to get that. So don’t miss that in intentional, purposeful looking and we’re staring. Okay. He’s not just talking about accidental glances here, guys. Okay. I get it. You know, it it’s if so, if somebody walks by you’re men, you’re going to, it is gonna catch your attention. It’s the second look and the third look and the thoughts to come with it.
Okay. It’s a focused desire on something that you really want. And guys, you know, you shouldn’t, that is what he’s talking about here. That’s the lust that he’s talking about. So I wanted to remind us of a story in the Bible. You know, let’s go back this and again, factual, this actually happened. Let’s go to king David.
Okay. King David did great things. He was a, he was a great king. Let’s go see what happens in second Samuel, if you go in second Samuel chapter 11, like mine actually says adultery over top of it. Right? That’s the header over that, over that section in my Bible. Okay. What happens? Well, he sees a woman BA Sheba, and well, guess what she’s doing, she’s taking a bath.
Okay. And at that point at that inflection point, lust took over. It took over this led to him for sending for her. She came to, to, to his room, he had sex with her, he got her pregnant. Then he tried to cover it up. Then he tried to bring her husband in to get her husband off the battlefield. He tried. He brought him in and tried to get him to sleep with his wife.
The husband was too loyal. He did not wanna leave his, his soldiers. So he didn’t sleep with him. So what did David do? He called him out to the battlefield and put him on the front lines and then had his army retreat. Basically. He had a murder. Okay. So that see how it all, it all impacted. It, it all just starts snowballing one act, one act.
He looked at something he shouldn’t. Now back then obviously there wasn’t pornography or things like that, but you get what I’m saying, guys, all it takes is that lustful look. And next thing you know, if you’re not careful, if you don’t have your guard up, it can take over. Okay. Then you can go to Psalm 51 and you’ll see where David is actually pleading for forgiveness and cleansing and just begging for it.
So again, if you haven’t read these before, go check out second, Samuel. Then kick over to Psalm 51. And you’ll see what I’m talking about here. I’ll probably even unpack that in some future SKUs, but we need to flee from sexual immorality bottom line. It will destroy your life. Okay. And as Satan is in your yard right now, if he’s standing in, out, outside your door, guess what?
You have the tools to fight. You do you have the tools you had the breast plate of, of righteousness. You had to belt the truth. You had the, the, the feet with the gospel. You have the helmet of salvation. You had the shield of faith and you have a sword. You can go to battle against Satan. Now let’s say there’s a promiscuous woman out and she’s dressed seductively, and she’s not your wife, by the way, what should you do?
Run, run too. Many of us have wives in one. Okay. And we’re committing adultery next on our phones. And guys, if this is speaking to you, I’m gonna keep speaking it. Cuz this is truth. You got, you gotta stop too many guys. Think I got this, I got this. And that’s true until you don’t cuz your sins will find you out.
And this scripture. Point right to it. It’s a pivotal point in our marriages. Guys, we gotta get this, right. It doesn’t, you know, again, it’s not saying casual looks, I get it. Casual looks, all that stuff. We’re guys it’s gonna happen. Okay. When it goes to that desire part, that desire, that’s where we get in trouble.
We need to stay true to our wives, to the covenant of our marriage. Right. And this, and that includes remaining sexually true to her. At all times items like pornography are destroying couples and guys, you know, this is the type of lust that Jesus, he was warning us about. We need to get serious from this.
We need to turn away from this. You don’t got this, this grips too many men and we need, we have to take this serious. So guys, I get it. This is not a popular topic. This is not a topic that churches talk about a lot, but you know what align within us. We’re gonna lean into the hard, cause I wanna help you guys.
You may be out there struggling with this right now. It may have started innocently. It may have started as a Playboy magazine back in the day. Then it turned into something maybe watched in college and or you just, it just, it gradually grows, right? Just like that snowball, when it stops at, starts at the top of the mountain and at the bottom, it’s huge.
You can’t stop it. So guys, I I’m gonna tell you this week, this week, we’re gonna be able to, to give you some support, some ideas. Cause I brought in, I’m bringing an expert guys on Wednesday, the expert he’s gonna be here. He’s dedicated his life to helping men overcome this struggle. Okay. Again, this is real.
It may be uncomfortable. Okay. And if you don’t struggle with this sin, I encourage you to come back to come anyway. Because I guarantee you, if you are a true brother in Christ and you have a brotherhood, you you’re building your own lines. Then the way that we encourage you, one of your brothers are gonna be struggling with this and you’ll need these skills, these ideas to help him.
You’ll need to call people out. You need to, you need, you’ll need to do it in love, but you’ll need to know what to do. Maybe your friends going, you struggle with this. Maybe your son, guys, it’s all around us. The stats are bad. So let’s lean in. Let’s understand what scripture tells us, and then let’s learn some tools from others as well as the holy spirit and let’s serve others and help them overcome this.
So the question I want you to think about this week, what lustful behavior do you need to flee from? And I’m not talking about just casually, just, you know, turning from I’m talking about three. Cause again, Hey, it’s, it’s just a text message. It’s just a D. Hey, it’s just coffee or lunch, right? I’m ju I’m just checking on her to see how she’s doing.
It’s been a long time. It all starts so small yet that inflection point, once it’s open, it can grow and it can ruin ruin marriages. Guys, you gotta get ahead of it. You gotta stay on top of it. And just because you’re sitting, you’re loyal to your. You’ve never committed adultery in your mind, physically with another woman.
If you’re in another room, maybe she’s gone and you’re looking at things on your phone or your computer or your tablet or whatever guys, we’re here to support you. She, she deserves better. Your marriage deserves better. It’s a covenant, right? Not a contract. It’s it’s no, it’s no longer if you then I, but no matter what I.
So let’s lean in here, guys. All right. So it’s gonna be a, again, heavy stuff by pray. This scripture right here, Matthew 5 28. But I say to you that everyone, everyone who looks at a woman with LUS for her is already committed adultery with her and his heart. I know you want better and I want better for you too.
Now guys, I know not everybody who listens to the line with Dennis is a believer. And for that reason, I wanna share some good news with you. First of all, who is this guy named Jesus. All right. We just need to know who that. He is the son of guy. Okay. Now why do you even need him? Why do we need this Jesus guy?
Well, here’s the deal. We’re all sinners and a sin is anything that separates us from God. So we were born sinner. We have a sinful nature and that’s just who we are. And there’s nothing we can do, nothing that we can do to get into heaven on our own. You can’t nice your way in cuz guys, I’m gonna tell you why.
Say it all, every. Hell is gonna be full of nice guys. It is. Hell’s gonna be full of nice guys to go to your church. Cause just because you’re in a pew doesn’t mean Jesus has your heart. So what do you gotta do? There’s only one way. And Jesus tells us the only way to he, to the father is through him. I don’t make the rules.
I’m just delivering it. And he is it. So the penalty for sin is death. So if that’s the penalty, how do we pay it? We can’t. So Jesus, God came down, was born of a Virgin, lived, did miracles taught us, taught us all these parables, all these different things taught us right here. Sermon amount on how to not the have lustful looks right.
Taught us all these things. Then he paid the penalty. He went to the cross, they crucified him. He died. It’s called sacrificial atonement. He paid the price for our sins. Right. And I mean, he paid it in full. It is. There’s nothing else that we can do. And then they laid him in a tomb. Is he still there? Cause it was a temporary, it was a temporary tomb.
Why? Cause he rose three days later, he rose, he overcame death. So we worship. If you believe in Jesus, a living savior, not a dead guy. You need to get that point straight too. Not a dead. We worship a living savior and he’s sitting right now, right now at the right hand of the father. And no one gets to heaven except through him.
So when you die, you will be judged right in front of him. And he is either gonna look at you and say, well done, good and faithful servant. And you’ll you’ll you’ll you’ll come to this house. It’s gonna be awesome. Or you’ll say I never. And then you’ll have eternity, eternity separated from him. So you have a choice to make, I know it sounds like Chris, it’s not, this is a tough choice.
Like there’s, that’s the only way. Yep. That’s the only way. So whoever tries to tell you that you can nice your way in or God’s good and gracious and he’s just gonna let people in. No, no, go to scripture. It’s there. There’s only one way, admit that you’re a sinner. Believe that Jesus is. He is God and confess him as your savior.
And if you do those three things and you just did those three things right now, guess what you’re in and it’s all by grace. It’s nothing you actually did. It’s just cause now he has your heart and the holy Spirit’s gonna come. It’s gonna fill you. And you will, you will be guided and directed by God, our savior right there.
There is power in that. Now, if you just did that. I want you to do me a favor, email, us, support the lion within.us. Okay. Why? First of all, I wanna celebrate with you. Welcome you to the brotherhood or sisterhood. If you happen to be a female listener, we do have female listeners. And then once you email us, I’m gonna reach out to you.
Let’s jump on a call first. Let’s celebrate together. I’m gonna give you some resources, some tools to help you fight. Cause you just entered a battlefield. Okay. Satan’s probably leaving you. He’s gonna start leaning on you now, but you know what? We have the tools and we can be victorious. We just gotta use them.
I wanna help you. I wanna give you some encouragement and brother just be there beside you to cuz right now you would be on fire to share what you just did. Others. There’s so much power in that. So, so guys, again, if you just prayed that prayer salvation, you just accepted Christ as your. Email support the line within.us.
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What seems insignificant has a way of manifesting into something huge if we are not careful. The teachings are clear and items such as pornography are ruining many men and their marriages. Your sins will find you out and the lust of the flesh is a tool of the evil one.
Take time to learn what scripture is showing and then apply it to your daily walk. The desire should only be for our spouse and when we get that right we honor the covenant that has been made.
If you are struggling with sexual immorality this week will serve you well. If you are thinking this is an area you got under control we encourage you to listen and here’s why. You will have fellow brothers in Christ that will struggle with this area. Instead of being the man that pats him on the back and says “I’m praying for you” how about step up with real support for him during his time of need. That is exactly what we will be teaching this week.
Leaning into the hard issues will make you stronger and that is how you unleash the Lion Within!
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