I have made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I look upon a young woman? (Job 31:1)
Being faithful to your spouse is a choice that starts with a decision.
It doesn’t happen suddenly. You don’t get there by praying or fasting
(although these may help). You don’t even arrive at marital integrity by
confessing and repenting. Unfaithfulness in marriage begins with the
idea that it is an OPTION. An option people consider when their spouse
'isn’t available', close by, ‘no longer attractive enough’, too busy,
always tired, or any of those pathetic excuses people use in
self-defense. When you are unfaithful to your spouse, it has the same
effect of allowing a tiny hole on your clothes without stitching it up.
It opens the door to more difficult issues in your marriage that affect
your finances, kids, spirituality, the future of your family and much
Job was the wealthiest man that lived in his day, yet he would not be so
intoxicated with his wealth to think of adultery as his pass-time like
men do today. The man was actually afraid of the thought, no wonder he
had the kind of life he had. If you only knew what adultery has caused
families; how it has destroyed estates, ruined innocent children’s lives
and shattered hearts in untold dimensions, you will look away from that
temptation and make a DECISION.
Here’s how you can do that… submit yourself to the Lordship of God’s word, resist the devil and he will flee from you.
While you work at it remember, Nothing and no one has power over you that you did not give to them.