27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery’; 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. 29 If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell.
Jesus is preaching about a sin & He is preaching to myself.Even If I haven’t committed adultery with my physical body, since I came to Christ, in my thoughts I have committed adultery many times. I can remember the first time I thought a girl was pretty in second grade & I sent her a love letter & she said check the yes box. Ever since then I have always liked pretty ladies, & Biblical men are no different, even a man who God said was after His own heart. One day King David was taking a break from the battle & relaxing on the rooftop, he saw a beautiful woman taking a bath & lust entered his thoughts, & trouble began for King David.
2 Samuel 11:2 Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king’s house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance.
All sins committed against the Lord, start with desire from within the mind as thought to do something that goes against God’s commandments. This isn’t the first time Jesue preached this topic during the sermon on the mount. In just verses before Matthew 5:27-30, Jesus stated that the act of murder stated the emotional feeling of angry Matthew 5:22. So why should anyone’s logical mind, sin or obedience come from someone’s personal desire? Sometimes with my personal walk with Christ, I wish I was blind, so that I couldn’t see the beautiful women the Lord created. But that isn’t good enough, even with my vision gone, I remember what it feels like to touch a woman, & my flesh desires it, also. Does this mean I do what Jesus says I should pull out my eyes, or cut my hands to keep me from sinning against God. No that won’t do it, I will still have a sinful body, I need the Preacher of the sermon on the Mount, characteristics in my heart & trust in Him, that my desires will serve Him & be faithful to Him, like a husband to a wife. Please pray for me my beloved brothers & sisters, that I will have the heart of Christ. I don’t want committed adultery in my heart, I wanna be loyal to God & God only & do His holy work & teach His word to you. Please pray for me, & if you have a prayer request, ask me & I will pray for you. God bless you all, Lord Jesus loves you & so do I. Sam H.
2 Peter 2:13 suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;