You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
15 The eye [`ayin] also of the
adulterer [na'aph] waiteth [shamar] for the twilight [nesheph],
saying ['amar], No eye [`ayin] shall see [shuwr] me: and
disguiseth [cether] [suwm] his face [paniym]. KJV-Interlinear
15 'And the eye of the adulterer
waits for the twilight, Saying, 'No eye will see me.' And he disguises his face. NASB
Adultery is infidelity, disloyalty, unfaithfulness,
betrayal, falseness, treachery, and deceitfulness. It is the cheating of ones commitment to ones
rightful partner or companion, or spouse.
The Bible is a long series of parables, wherein God
uses the attributes of this life to illustrate and teach the principles of the
God established the divine principle of the
institution of marriage to teach the principles of our relationship with God
To be spiritually alone is not good. Spiritual aloneness is a life without God.
God set out the institution of marriage in order to
bring two people, who otherwise are incomplete in themselves, together in order
to make them complete, and as one person.
In marriage, there is intimacy. Intimacy brings two people closer and serves
to bind their relationship with a tighter bonding force.
In the spiritual life, we, humanity, function in the
role of the female. God is the masculine
side of the relationship. Our marriage
begins with our faith in Christ, or our salvation. Our intimacy is Gods Word, received into our
soul by means of our daily study. The bonding agent or muscle of the
relationship becomes faith.
Adultery is our infidelity, our unfaithfulness, toward
God with respect to our failure to function within our spiritual life.
Homosexuality, religion, philosophies and so forth are
all forms of spiritual adultery. They
are all pursued by the free will and choice of the individual, as God, Christ,
doctrine, and the legitimate spiritual life are rejected, compromised, or
substituted with these other beliefs.
Too often, people tend to agonize over various functions
in their temporal life, such as whether or not they can or should get divorced
and so forth, when they have a greater problem in that they have failed to
pursue their spiritual life. Something,
which is far more important.
All functions of the temporal life are meaningless if
you have no functioning spiritual life.
All functions of the temporal life take on meaning and purpose when you
are advancing within your spiritual life.
If you do not have a relationship with God, then you
cannot have any relationships, meaningful ones that is, with yourself or anyone
When you are oriented to God first, then everything
else will fall into place.
Twilight is the time of day when the light and
darkness become obscure, when it is difficult to tell the difference between
the two. And such is the nature of the
He or she, as the case may be, tries to find meaning
in obscurity, and that cannot be done.
They hide in the compromises of their own thoughts. Their lusts, their desires, their insecurities
drive there wants and needs. Their lack of doctrine, lack of spiritual growth
means they are lacking in capacity for life, and therefore they will never be
satisfied no matter how green the grass is on the other side of the fence.
But as with everything else, the adulterer cannot hide
their transgressions. God sees
everything. God sees their emptiness of
soul, as well as their emptiness of integrity.
People who lack in their spiritual life, will tend to
make a big deal about other peoples failure to follow the rules in life.
People who pursue their spiritual life and are growing
up toward spiritual maturity, aren't bothered by the failures of others in
life. The world is full of those kinds
Jesus Christ controls history, not man. Review the Winds of History chart when you get
Oh, and one more thing. The penalty of adultery is death. When you reject Christ in salvation, your
penalty is the Lake of Fire. When you reject your spiritual life, or fellowship
as a believer, then your penalty is fellowship death or a non-functioning
The temporal death penalties by stoning and so forth
(and pay attention now), serve to teach us of the extreme (repeat extreme),
importance of maintaining our relationship with God.
Your spiritual life is the single most important
possession you can have in life. Be true
to your spiritual life and it will reward you immensely. Likewise, be true to the things of your
temporal life (spiritual first), and they will be sources of blessing as well.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.