The Bible teaches us that “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” and we are all “an unclean thing” (Isaiah 64:6). A serious examination of today’s commandment should bring you to agree with that verdict and lead you to seek cleansing in the blood of Christ. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Exodus 20:14 (ESV)14 “You shall not commit adultery.
…This commandment….includes any sort of sex outside the marriage relationship for which it was designed. It includes flirting, experimenting, and solitary sexual experience. It also includes all sexual perversions, for although men and women are not responsible for a perverted instinct, they are for its indulgence. It includes selfish demands within wedlock, and many, if not all, divorces. It includes the deliberate reading of pornographic literature, and giving in to impure fantasies. Jesus made this clear when he said, ‘…every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart’.
“Just as to entertain murderous thoughts in the heart is to commit murder, so to entertain adulterous thoughts in the heart is to commit adultery.” [John R. W. Stott, Basic Christianity, (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1958), p. 67-68]