Joshua 7:13 NIV “Go, consecrate the people. Tell them, ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow; for this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: There are devoted things among you, Israel. You cannot stand against your enemies until you remove them.’” While Joshua was leading Israel into the Promised Land, they were instructed to destroy… [Continue Reading]
A temptation is simply pressure put on the flesh to go against God’s will. This could be pressure put on you to sin (miss the mark) or pressure to move you against God’s intended will for your life (health, prosperity and wellness).
The word adultery is synonymous with sin or bad behavior, however, what constitute adultery depends on the society you are in or what your moral values are. In several societies were polygamy is accepted, marrying several women does not constitute adultery, having concubines outside of the wives does. There is a Yoruba adage that says “Eni bimo fun ni kuro laale eni” (a baby mother is no more a concubine or mistress); invariably the society allows mistresses with kids all over town. As a Christian and a believer in the infallibility of the scripture, I believe the biblical definition of adultery, which is having relationship (sexual or emotional) with someone outside of the boundaries of marriage (one man and one woman). When a married man or woman is involved in such acts it is called “adultery” and when an unmarried person is involved in such acts, it is called “fornication”. In Matthew 5: 27-28, Jesus took the definition of adultery to a new level “You have heard that it was said, do not commit adultery, but I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart”.