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The Law Is My Delight. Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; For Your law is my delight. Psalm 119:77 home.comcast.net/~rod.kirby. The Seventh Commandment. The command: You shall not commit adultery.

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The law is my delight

The Law Is My Delight

Let Your tender mercies come to me,

that I may live;

For Your law is my delight.

Psalm 119:77

home.comcast.net/~rod.kirby


The seventh commandment

The Seventh Commandment

  • The command: You shall not commit adultery.

  • The verb: na-aph ( ¹an) – sexual intercourse with wife or betrothed of another man

  • Other sexual sins forbidden

    • Fornication

    • Rape

    • Incest

    • Sodomy

  • Physical unity tied to covenantal unity (1 Cor. 6:15ff)


The seventh commandment1

The Seventh Commandment

  • Prohibited

    • Lustful thoughts

    • Immodest clothing

    • “Allowing, tolerating, keeping of stews, and resorting to them” (WLC 139)

  • Commanded

    • Chastity

    • Diligent labor in our callings

  • All-encompassing


The seventh commandment and homosexuality

The Seventh Commandment and Homosexuality

  • Homosexual behavior condemned

  • “Abomination”

  • Not the “unforgiveable sin” – 1 Cor. 6:9-11

  • Homosexual “inclinations” or temptations

  • Our response to homosexuals

    • Call to repentance

    • Context of love and forgiveness

    • As with other sinners

    • Not permanent banishment

    • Different from continuing in the practice of sin


Homework

Homework

What is required in the eighth commandment?

What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?

What should be our response to Wall Street?

Should we buy lottery tickets?


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