Respect Others by David Cawston

Respect Others
David Cawston
Exodus 20:14; Matthew 5:27-28

Introduction:
People are not to be used, abused and discarded.

This seventh commandment seems very clear. It address wrongful sexual relationships. Defined. Adultery :

The reason being is that sexual union is a powerful force.
God intended it to be that way when used properly.

There is a powerful mystery of oneness that takes place with the physical sexual union. God recognized that in his covenant with Abraham. He blessed Hagar because she had had a sexual union with Abram and bore him a son. The promises to Abraham were kept with Hagar.

It involves two people that become one not only physically but also spiritually.
I Corinthians 6:16
16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, "The two will become one flesh."

Sexual union involves a deep web of emotional entanglement.
2 Sam 13:3-5, 8, 14-15
3 But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very shrewd man.
4 And he said to him, "O son of the king, why are you so depressed morning after morning? Will you not tell me?" Then Amnon said to him, "I am in love with Tamar, the sister of my brother Absalom."
5 Jonadab then said to him, "Lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill; when your father comes to see you, say to him, 'Please let my sister Tamar come and give me some food to eat, and let her prepare the food in my sight, that I may see it and eat from her hand.'

So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house, and he was lying down. And she took dough, kneaded it, made cakes in his sight, and baked the cakes.
14 he violated her and lay with her.
15 Then Amnon hated her with a very great hatred; for the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And Amnon said to her, "Get up, go away!" (NAS)

When sexual union is not involved in a marriage relationship then it is ...


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