INSPIRING DAILY DEVOTIONAL ® … It pays to be faithful

 This article specifically tackles adultery. It however has perfect solution for fornication and other kinds of sexual sins. It should be seen to address both genders – male and female.


Text(s) for today: Prov. 5:1-23

“Be faithful to your own wife and give your love to her alone. Children that you have by other women will do you no good… Why should you prefer the charms of another man’s wife? The LORD sees everything you do. Wherever you go, he’s watching.” Prov. 5:15-16, 21 GNT

Many folks have learnt through their peers that infidelity is normal. They claim that every young man should have at least one girlfriend in addition to his partner. What an erroneous way to think! What an evil way of reasoning!

“Be faithful to your own wife and give your love to her ALONE,” our key verse stresses.

Some folks reason that this piece of scripture is not trendy, but beloved this must be clear to you: Not every thing in vogue (fashionable) satisfies the will of God.

This means that some trendy things satisfy the will of God and others do not. That’s why you must train yourself with the Word of God – to able to test every thing in vogue with God’s standard. Praise the LORD!

” Why should you prefer the charms of another man’s wife?”

Bible tells us to be faithful to our partners obviously because of the numerous consequences in doing otherwise. Several of these consequences are mentioned in the Holy Writ (the Bible).

These include:

People who indulge in extramarital affairs lose their honor (self-respect) and value. Prov 5:9; 6:26; 6:33.

Strangers will feast on their wealth and toil (i.e. one’s riches will not benefit one’s bonafide family). Prov. 5:10.

You may suffer health consequences. Prov. 5:11

At the end of it all, you’ll regret –  for you’ll discover how foolish you have been. Prov. 5:11-14.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, it’s a breach of God’s  instructions and just like all other breaches, attracts penalty. 1 Cor. 6:9 Prov. 6:27-29.

*Most seriously, scripture points out CLEARLY that adultery (and its related sins) leads to death (physical and spiritual death). Prov. 2:18-19; 5:3-5; 6:32; 1 Cor. 6:9

Beloved, if you’ve been involved or been involving yourself in this sinful act, take advantage of this timely message to make amends. Decide to change – yes, you can be free (Jn. 8:36).

The LORD is ready to forgive (Psa. 86:5, Jn.1:9) Bible teaches us that any time he forgives, he frees us from all penalties we are supposed to bear. Why? Because he’s already suffered for our sins (Isa. 53:5). Praise God!

If you do not know Jesus as your LORD and personal Saviour (not born-again), take some few minutes to make Him LORD of your life.

If you’re already born-again, pray the below.

Prayer & Confessions (pray out loudly)

Oh loving Father, thank you for your rich grace. I repent of all the deeds and ask for forgiveness. Today, I’m strengthened to walk  righteousness. Indeed from today, sin shall not have dominion over me (Rom. 6:14) – now and for ever. Praise the LORD!

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