Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. [Heb. 13:4]

Marriage is sacred, so we need to respect another couple’s marriage and not¬†interfere¬†with it.

If we are married, we also need to respect our own marriage and treat it as holy, loving our own spouse.

Adultery is a sin that can involve very strong temptations (remember David’s sin against Bathsheba: 2Sam. 12), so we need to beware of the temptations and stay away from the person we are unhelpfully attracted to (Joseph even ran away from someone who was tempting him to sin against a marriage: Gen. 39:12).

If you are married to someone then you also need to grow closer to your own spouse, as Jesus loved the church and gave himself for it (Eph. 5:25-33).

In all situations where we are tempted to sin — and in our whole lives — we should also pray to God to ask him to help us to become people who hate sin (Ps. 97:10) and love righteousness instead (2Tim. 2:22): we are God’s workmanship and he will help us to mature (Eph. 2:10). Remember, too, to keep reading the Bible and following the commands that God gives us there (Ps. 119:9) — this is a big part of how God shapes us into people more and more like himself and his son, Jesus.

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