Has your life been gripped by the agony of adultery? Has your life been forever changed because of the snare of an affair? Marriage was God’s idea. A lifelong commitment to the marriage is God’s requirement. According to His Word, God will judge those who break the marriage covenant. The painful lessons of adultery are taught only too well in the story of the most famous adulterer in history, King David. The fact that David is remembered as a great king and a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14) shows the completeness of God’s healing after a terrible affair. But David had to deal with the consequences of his disobedience—family crimes, political upheaval, violence and death—all the days of his life.
Those who walk through the door of adultery assume, I won’t get caught, or It’s no big deal. They have no clue that they will reap severe repercussions. This attitude was certainly played out in the life of the most famous king of Israel. David sent his troops off to battle while he himself stayed home. One spring evening when he was walking on the roof of his palace, he saw a beautiful woman bathing on a nearby rooftop. He learned that she was Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite—one of David’s best soldiers (2 Samuel 23:39)—who was off fighting David’s battles. David sent for her and slept with her; then she went back home. Some time later she sent word to David that she was pregnant. His descent into further destruction is convincing evidence that adulterers indeed reap what they sow.
“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.
A man reaps what he sows.”
“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” (Hebrews 13:4)