Daily Devotion – March 18, 2017

Matthew 5:27-28

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

 

Jesus reminded His listeners that mere abstinence from the physical act of adultery was not enough – there must be inward purity. The Law of Moses forbade the act of adultery, while Jesus forbids the desire. We are to remember that sin begins in the mind, and if we nourish it, we will eventually commit the act.

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