Dear friend, Adultery as spoken about in the Holy Bible, is an act that deeply affects the spiritual, emotional, and relational aspects of one’s life. The Bible communicates with clarity about the gravity of this act and its consequences. Dear brother and sister, it is known that adultery not only damages the covenant of marriage but also has the potential to sever one’s relationship with God. The act of infidelity breaks trust, breeds deceit, and causes emotional pain.
Considering the Holy Scriptures, many examples showcase the repercussions of adultery. King David’s affair with Bathsheba, which led to various complications in his life, is one such instance. His actions brought about immediate consequences in the form of family discord and long-term effects that lasted generations.
The divine wisdom from the Bible teaches us that adultery is not just a momentary lapse in judgment; it’s a significant spiritual transgression. Committing adultery can lead to a clouded conscience, feelings of guilt, and separation from God’s blessings. More so, it affects the community around us, tearing families apart and causing pain and distress.
Dear friends now let’s see the Bible scriptures below that talk about Consequences of Adultery.
“But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul”
“And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks”
“And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death”
“But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart”
“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge”
“Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. For the Lord , the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the Lord of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously”
1 Corinthians 6:18
“Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body”
“Thou shalt not commit adultery”
“That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them”
“Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness”
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God”
“If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel”
“Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?”
“To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life”
“There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”
2 Peter 2:14
“Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children”
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness”
“But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband”
“For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men”
“And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery”
1 Corinthians 10:8
“Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand”
“Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s wife, to defile thyself with her”
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God”
“And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery”
“The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face”
“Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery”
The Bible’s teachings on adultery serve as a guiding light, emphasizing its severe consequences, both spiritually and relationally. The act not only strains the sacred bond of marriage but also our relationship with God. The divine scriptures urge us to stay true to our commitments, valuing the sanctity of marital vows. By understanding and heeding these teachings, we can hope to foster trust, love, and fidelity in our relationships. For those who have strayed, the Bible also offers hope for forgiveness and redemption. So, let each of us reflect on our actions and turn to the scriptures for guidance and wisdom.