ADULTERIES Mark 7
But, wait wasn’t Acts of sexual immorality second on our list? For sure it was! Is the LORD being redundant? No, I don’t think so.
Adulteries are more than sexual. I invite you to check with Webster 1828 for the whole of the definition; but for now, I am appreciating this point: In scripture, idolatry, or apostasy from the true God. Jeremiah 3:8.
Is it odd to you or perhaps you see it as par for the course that the people of 1828 were smarter that many of today’s learned people? But I digress.
James 4:4 speaks plainly:
4 You adulteresses [disloyal sinners—flirting with the world and breaking your vow to God]! Do you not know that being the world’s friend [that is, loving the things of the world] is being God’s enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. source
Recently, a point was made. It stuck.
The man said draw a line.
That line is SIN, disobedience, failure to Walk closely with GOD – all those things.
And then he asked: Now why would you want to walk as close as you can to that line without crossing it?
If you are in covenant with JESUS, why would you not do everything you can to stay as far away from that line as possible with Heaven’s help?
Walking as close to that line as we can get is flirting with the enemy. Crossing over is adultery.