Adultery

You shall not commit adultery.
–  Exodus 20:14 (circa 15th Century B.C.)

Under Moses, the ancient Jews were commanded not to commit the act of adultery.

You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY’; but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
–  Matthew 5:27-28 (circa 1st Century A.D.)

Under Jesus, who came 15 centuries later, everyone is commanded to not even entertain a thought of adultery.

If you consider the thoughts of your mind too fleeting and inconsequential to be of interest to Jesus, you are missing a central aspect of the benefit His lordship is intended to bring you.

Cleanse your thoughts before Him and, as a result, your life will be cleansed before everyone else.

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