So what's the big deal with adultery? May people in today's culture don't see the big deal with a sexual dalliance. But there is more to this than just violation of the seventh commandment. You see marriage is supposed to be the physical manifestation of the invisible reality of Christ and his bride. Adultery is not for bforbidden because sex is bad but because sex is a powerful force for good. It is what seals the marriage, think of it as the covenant cement. The apostle Paul told us that we were not supposed to deprive each other of sexual fulfillment. God designed sexual union to bind us together or as He puts it, "the two shall be one flesh."
Our married union is to exemplify the exclusivity of relationship between Christ and his bride. God has given himself to us wholeheartedly and we are to do the same to him. Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her.Then to give our selves to someone outside a covenant relationship is an affront to Christ. We're reminded in first Corinthians that the body is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord. So if we are unfaithful we are cheating not only on our spouse only but on our Savior. Our body is also the Temple of the Holy Spirit which lives inside of us. To join ourselves when someone unlawfully outside the bonds of marriage desecrate the temple of the Holy Spirit. And finally unlawful unions are a sin against our own body.
We are to present our bodies as a living sacrifice. We are to honor our covenant relationships to God and our spouses. I could go on into a lot of detail but brevity, hopefully, will be the hallmark of this blog. I would rather speak five words with understanding.. God bless.