Fornication and adultery occur when people give into temptation, whereas followers of Christ are called to “flee from sexual immorality” (1 Cor. 6:18). Scripture declares: “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure” (Hebrews 13:8). Sexual purity requires daily vigilance.
No one is immune from temptation. For example, King David became consumed with lust when from the roof of his palace he saw a beautiful woman bathing. He proceeded to commit adultery with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:1-5).
Thomas Fuller was a 17th-century British scholar and preacher who said, “Our eyes, when gazing on sinful objects, are out of their calling, and out of God’s keeping.”