And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell
in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.
1 Kings 3:17
Read Matthew 5:27-30
Two women appeared before wise king Solomon. The Bible does not relate
a very pleasant picture of them; they were two harlots who lived together
in one house. This home was a brothel where God’s commandments were
trodden under foot. Such places are also found in our own nation; prostitution
has become legal in many countries. But God’s Word is clear: Thou
shalt not commit adultery (Ex. 20:14).
Prostitution and pornography have become epidemic in our society. By nature
we are not any better than the two women in our text. We too are
naturally inclined to all manner of evil. Do you secretly view sexually stimulating
images? Is your internet use monitored by a filter? If not, why not?
A filtering monitor can prevent you from falling into sin. By nature, we are
not morally good. We are easily mesmerized by the god of this world and
seek for pleasure in entertainment. We serve idols even though the Lord
has a right to our lives. He has made us and provides us with daily food and
drink. He has given you Christian parents and a place in God’s house where
His Word is proclaimed. The Lord calls you again and again to seek Him
while He is to be found, using these means of grace. If you do not serve God
in response to all these blessings, you are committing spiritual adultery.
It is truly a miracle if you have learned to serve the Lord. This is only due to
God’s grace revealed in Christ Jesus. Are you able to lift up your voice with
the words of the psalmist in Psalm 52: With endless thanks, O Lord, to Thee,
Thy wondrous works will I proclaim, And in the presence of Thy saints Will
ever hope in Thy good Name?
Thought: Un-monitored internet use can bring temptation to sin.
Psalter 145:4,6 (based on Psalm 52)
The good, confirmed in godly fear, The pride and folly shall confess
Of those who make not God their strength, But trust in wealth and wickedness.
With endless thanks, O Lord, to Thee, Thy wondrous works will I proclaim,
And in the presence of Thy saints Will ever hope in Thy good Name?