Proverbs 6:28-30 (ESV)
28 Or can one walk on hot coals
and his feet not be scorched?
29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife;
none who touches her will go unpunished.
The dangers associated with adultery continue. Just as charcoal, which melts metal and bakes food, would scorch a man’s feet, so will he be burned by adultery. The effects of sexual sin are permanent, and God wants those who pursue wisdom to take sex outside of marriage extremely seriously. We must remember that God sees both our physical actions and our private thoughts. Because of our fallen nature, very few can say they’ve never sinned sexually, even within their minds. What’s so amazing is that though sexual sin has consequences, Jesus died to pay the penalty for human sexual deviation before a holy and righteous God. If you agree that you don’t have a spotless record when it comes to your sexuality, physically or mentally, then turn to Jesus. He is willing to take the punishment your transgressions have earned. Confess your sin, and ask God to make you as white as snow today.