Summary: EVER GRIN AT SIN! Maintaining purity means maintaining the capacity to be shocked by sin. Joseph did not say, well let’s talk about this for a while. He did not say, well Potiphers wife, I am really not in the mood. He said, How can I do this wicked thing and sin against my God.

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We are bombarded with the subtle attempts of our culture to get you to soften your guard.

•Just go to your local theater and watch the silver screen and all you have to do is cut away at the heart pounding music and the suave acting along with the glamorous photography and you basically are watching folks at your local theater committing out and out adultery.

•As if that were not enough, we bring it unto our homes while watching the latest TV program.

•We have over time have become morally desensitized to the sexual perversion that is prevalent in your culture

Over the years I have worked with many families and especially married couples. It is inevitable that at some given point couples will go thru some problem.

There may be patches of boredom, financial strain, lack of passion, desperation and anger.

Couples will try to put a little tang in their relationship. Some couples will struggle with moments of sexual temptation.

I have even heard so called pundits of marriage coaches espouse that an extra marital affair might be helpful for your marriage.

Do we really want to send out a mix message that a little extra marital affair is dandy if it makes you happy as long as you don’t get caught.

•I know some of you may be uncomfortable. I also know that what I am saying is not fashionable and is not politically correct. But the Bible has never been concerned about political correctness.

•And if movies and magazines and messages that condone adultery are fine with you then you need to be a little bit offended today by what I say.

Because the Bible says something quite different. The Bible says that adultery dishonors God. Sexuality is God’s creation for intimacy in marriage. It is God’s designed vehicle for celebrating and strengthening the marriage covenant.

God’s plan for marriage is oneness. God gave man and women the appetite for sexual union to strengthen the marriage covenant and have real intimacy.

God who designed sex and marriage is displeased when sex is used to break rather than build the covenant of marriage

•Adultery abuses Gods symbol of pledged fidelity.

I Thessalonians 4:3-7 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body[a] in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister.[b] The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.

Hebrews 13:4-5 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

Adultery destroys marriages. Just look at the story of David and Bathsheba. Before the story is over ---

An infant has died

A husband has been murdered

A family has been ripped apart

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