Prayer Point for the Week – Let us commit to the Lord in prayer to be a people of clean heart, hands and spirit.
Questions for Reflection:
Statistics tell us that 22% of married men and 14% of married women have been unfaithful to their spouses. What does Matthew 5:28 tell us are closer to the true statistics? Why is this readily a problem today?
Proverbs compares an adulterer to a person trapped in a deep pit. What image does that create in your mind? According to Proverbs 6, adultery destroys one’s spirit? How so? Like a consuming flame, adultery consumes everything in its path. What other areas in a person’s life are endangered by adulterous behavior? Why do people fail to consider its destructive nature when tempted?
People have always needed to be careful to avoid the temptations that lead to adultery. Why is this more difficult in the social media age? What steps have you personally taken to minimize your risk to temptation both online and in the real world?
As the Bride of Christ, believers have been called to a life of faithfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ. In the Old Testament, the people of Israel were guilty of spiritual adultery when they worshipped idols. What is an idol? What does it mean to idolize someone/something? How is that spiritual adultery? Have you ever found yourself guilty of spiritual adultery? What made you realize you were guilty of spiritual adultery?
In the Bible, true men of God destroyed idols when they were found. Many times, the Israelites “put away” their idols” only to retrieve them after a time. How is this done today? Have you ever been guilty of not destroying the idols in your life? How? What can you do to rectify this?