by Jeff Ginn

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The Rest of the Story (8 of 11)
Series: The Original Top Ten
Dr. Jeffery B. Ginn
Exodus 20:14


The Wicked Bible of 1631 reported the Seventh Commandment as ''Thou shalt commit adultery,'' a mistake that infuriated King Charles. He ordered all copies destroyed and fined all printers whose hands had touched the edition.

In our day and age, apparently there is an attempt to revive that version of the Bible. In daytime soap operas, percentage of sexual references to partners who are not married or not married to each other: 94.

But no matter what some advocate God's word still stands: ''Thou shalt not commit adultery.''

Now, don't think that God is a prude. Last week we saw that God forbade murder because God created life and He loves life. God forbids adultery because God created marriage and God loves marriage. The love relationship between man and woman is God's idea. It is pure. It is honorable.

I love to listen to Paul Harvey. His signature line is . . . ''and now you know, the rest of the story. He tells great stories that capture your attention and then he stuns you with a surprise ending. I could listen to him for hours.

This morning I want to tell you the rest of the story about adultery and immorality. You see adultery is portrayed before us as soft music, satin sheets, sunken tubs and candlelight but the reality is broken hearts and broken homes.

In this sermon you're going to hear the rest of the story. Please turn to 2 Samuel 11.

CARELESS (2 Sam. 11:1)

David is not where he should be. He is not doing what he should be doing. Therefore he ends up where he should not be, doing what he should not be doing.

When his responsibilities were heavy and his role was obscure he was intimate with God. Now his responsibilities are light and his role is elevated, his heart has grown cool toward the things of God.

He should have been in battle but he was in bed (11:2).

CURIOUS (2 Sam. 11:2-4)

Curiosity has kil ...

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