Questions Concerning Adultery (1 of 2) by Jim Henry

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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program "WE BELIEVE"
Tape #70, CT 201032

"Questions Concerning Adultery" Part I
Exodus 20

Exodus 20:14 is a very simple verse and yet one that is very profound: "You shall
not commit adultery."
The scenario could be something like this: They met in college and had dated
many people. They got married and began their lives together. They worked hard
trying to make it go. She helped him as he did some graduate work. Then he began
to succeed in business. God blessed them with a child or two and they really had to
work hard to make it, but they didn't mind. Soon, success came. After a while he
was so successful that he found his success boring. Material and world success can
do just so much, and ultimately it is empty.
One day he interviewed some people for the office secretarial-pool. This
lovely creature came in and she was more attractive than the others. Maybe not
quite as talented, but very attractive, and he decided to hire her. They became
friends. They talked, had coffee breaks together, and after a while he found that
she seemed to understand him even better than his wife. She always looked so nice, and
soon it was a luncheon engagement and then meeting at a private place to talk. Before
they knew it, they were both so physically involved that one day he told his wife,
"I don't love you anymore. I want you to do whatever you want to, call the lawyers,
you can have anything you want, I'm leaving." "Why?" "I don't love you." "Is there
another woman?" "Well, maybe."
The ultimate outcome is another divorce. This mother couldn't always look good
because she was home raising children. She couldn't always go places because she
didn't have the energy. It takes a lot of energy to raise a family. You can't always
look like you walked out of a fancy clothing store when you are working hard to wash
the dishes, take care of the children, ir ...

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