Married to God

October 27, 2011

Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.  (Revelation 17:1b-2)

You adulterous people!  Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?  (James 4:4)

The Greek words behind “adultery” and “sexual immorality” are different, the former being specific to marital infidelity and the latter a broader term for all forms of sexual transgression.  It is no surprise, then, that the worldliness of believers and unbelievers is distinguished.  When believers give themselves to the world, they aren’t just screwing around like unmarried people, as destructive as that is.  They’re betraying their Husband.

 

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