3. Fornication will have a negative effect in our spirit:
And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” 5 And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ 7 ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. Mark 10:2-8 (ESV)
In this portion of Scripture, Jesus establishes very clearly that, from the beginning, in the context of marriage “…the two shall become one flesh.” Not the 3 o the 4 or the 500 hundred shall become one, but the two shall become one. We must understand that there is no Scripture that justify polygamy; however, all through Scripture we see men; even Godly men, taking liberties concerning marriage. Nobody took more liberties than Salomon.
The Bible tells us that we worship God in our spirit (John 4:24). In First Kings 11:4 we read, “For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.” (ESV) With Salomon we learned that our spirits are greatly affected by fornication.
In the previous article we saw how fornication destroyed the physically most powerful man that ever walk this earth, Sampson. In this article we see the wises man that ever walked this earth worshipping other gods. In the next chapter we will see how fornication affected even a man whose heart was after God. We know that David fornicated also and, even as his spirit was not compromised, his family was. In the next article we will see the effect that fornication causes in families.
To be continued…