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1 The Ten Commandments God's Loving Commandments The Priority of Purity Exodus 20:14

2 Exodus 20:14 (ESV) You shall not commit adultery

3 4 Observations about the seventh commandment

4 1) The PRECEPTS behind the seventh commandment A) God's commands are for our GOOD For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare (peace) and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11(ESV)

5 1) The PRECEPTS behind the seventh commandment B) God's commands are for our SAFETY Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:11 (ESV)

6 1) The PRECEPTS behind the seventh commandment C) God's commands are LOVING When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O LORD. Psalm 119:52 (ESV)

7 1) The PRECEPTS behind the seventh commandment D) God's commands are BLESSINGS For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding Proverbs 2:6 (ESV)

8 2) The PRINCIPLES exposed in the seventh commandment A) Marriage is the PROPER place for martial relations Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. - Hebrews 13:4 (ESV)

9 When a man and a woman make a lifelong commitment to love and cherish each other, they are giving themselves the time they will need to dismantle the barriers of restraint, shyness, defensiveness, and selfishness that exist between all human beings it cannot be done in a night or with a rush of passion. It takes to know and be known. - Colleen Townsend Evans Only in a marriagea marriage where love iscan sex develop into the delightfully positive force God meant it to be. Here is where the excitement of sex really is.

10 2) The PRINCIPLES exposed in the seventh commandment B) Marital infidelity is DESTRUCTIVE and forbidden He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself. Proverbs 6:32 (ESV)

11 2) The PRINCIPLES exposed in the seventh commandment Love can wait to give; it is lust that can't wait to get. - Josh McDowell

12 2) The PRINCIPLES exposed in the seventh commandment C) Sexual immorality is to be FLED from Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.- 1 Corinthians 6:18 (ESV)

13 3) The PURPOSE of the seventh commandment A) To WARN of the dangers of sexual immorality 3 For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil,

14 3) The PURPOSE of the seventh commandment A) To WARN of the dangers of sexual immorality 4 but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol - Proverbs 5:3-5 (ESV)

15 3) The PURPOSE of the seventh commandment B) To OPEN our eyes to the need we have to guard ourselves against the lust of the flesh

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18 3) The PURPOSE of the seventh commandment C) To POINT to the delights of marriage

19 9 You have captured my heart, my treasure, my bride. You hold it hostage with one glance of your eyes, with a single jewel of your necklace. 10 Your love delights me, my treasure, my bride. Your love is better than wine, your perfume more fragrant than spices. 11 Your lips are as sweet as nectar, my bride. Honey and milk are under your tongue. Your clothes are scented like the cedars of Lebanon. Song of Solomon 4:9-11 (NLT)

20 C) To POINT to the delights of marriage The love of a man and a woman gains immeasurably in power when placed under divine restraint - Elisabeth Elliot

21 3) The PURPOSE of the seventh commandment D) To MOVE us to help ourselves and our neighbors keep pure before God

22 4) The PRACTICAL application of the seventh commandment A) GUARD your hearts, for that is where the seeds of seduction are planted Guarding your heart means controlling what and who influences you

23 4) The PRACTICAL application of the seventh commandment A) GUARD your hearts, for that is where the seeds of seduction are planted The battle for your heart is won or lost before the war begins

24 4) The PRACTICAL application of the seventh commandment B) BEWARE the content of media, books, and the internet, they are powerful tools of influence

25 Music Teens listen to an average of 2 ½ hours of music each day

26 Books B) BEWARE the content of media, books, and the internet, they are powerful tools of influence The things you read will fashion you by slowly conditioning your mind – A.W. Tozer Be careful what books you read, for as water tastes of the soil it runs through, so does the soul taste of the authors that a man reads. - John Trapp

27 The Internet B) BEWARE the content of media, books, and the internet, they are powerful tools of influence..(contrasting magazines and the Net)...once you view it you've consumed it. You've chewed the flavor out of the gum. This can't be done on the Net. The gum never runs out of flavor. A new piece of flesh waits behind every old one, and expectation bids you to go further....No stimulus like this ever existed before.

28 C) LOVE your spouse Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth Proverbs 5:18 (ESV)

29 C) LOVE your spouse

30 D) CONFIDE in your spouse and be able to be confided in 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (ESV)

31 E) FLEE from evil and those things that lead to evil The devil's snare does not catch you unless you are first caught by the devil's bait – St. Ambrose 27 Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned? 28 Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched? Proverbs 6:27-28 (ESV)

32 F) ATTACK any rationalization of sin 12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. (Proverbs 14:12 ESV)

33 Closing Word If you are asking How far can I go? instead of How can I best protect my virtue? You are in imminent danger of falling into sin.

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