Proverbs 2:17-19 (ESV)

17 who forsakes the companion of her youth

and forgets the covenant of her God;

18 for her house sinks down to death,

and her paths to the departed;

19 none who go to her come back,

nor do they regain the paths of life.

Although the forbidden woman has a husband, maybe even a godly man, she has no regard for her commitment to him. Though God witnessed their marriage vows, she doesn’t care. She thinks God is withholding pleasure from her and pursues sex outside of her marriage. But her ways lead to death, and she drags those who are lured into her trap along with her. Sexual sin has devastating consequences, and those who enter into it will never be the same. It affects the entire person: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. If you have participated in extra-marital sex, see the seriousness of going outside of God’s design. And yet, for all wrongdoers, there is hope in Christ. Jesus is willing to pay the penalty for your wrongdoing and wash away your stain, making you brand new if you confess your sin, trusting in him. Remember, what you do with your body matters to God.