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What Does It Mean To Commit Adultery In One’s Heart With A Woman?

Among the statements that must not be ignored is the one that is contained in the Bible book of Matthew chapter five.

This statement which was made by Jesus says: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”(Matthew 5:27-28)

This statement, if misunderstood or misinterpreted can result in unnecessary constant feelings of guilt because you cannot be alive and fail to meet wonderful women. Even if you do not leave your home , many will still come to your home for various reasons like delivering a message, asking a question or for something else. So, what would you do? Are you going to close your eyes when you meet them?

Committing Adultery in one’s Heart With a Woman Explained

Jesus says to commit adultery in one’s heart is to look lustfully at a woman. Now, what does it mean to look lustfully at a woman? It means to look at someone whether a woman or a girl who is not your wife then desire and decide to have an extramarital sex with her whenever the opportunity arrives.

To just look at a woman and like, love or admire her without intending to have an extramarital sex with her whenever the opportunity comes is not the same as looking lustfully at a woman, which is an act that amounts to committing an adultery in the heart.

Women are part of the wonderful creation of God and, as such, are not meant to disliked, hated or despised. Instead, they are meant to be acknowledged and appreciated as divine gifts.

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