Adam’s Devotional – June 21-27, 2018

From Adam… 

What if you’re not married?  Do the 10 commandments assume that everybody is married?  Number 7 of 10 is Thou shall not commit adultery. So, is it 10 commandments for married people and 9 for those with no legal life partner? Again, Jesus takes it a step further in the Sermon on the Mount, saying that even if you look at another person lustfully you commit adultery in your heart. It seems like Jesus is saying that when a person shifts from being a person to an object or a thing, then we are committing adultery. When someone is seen not for who they are but what they can do or provide . . . when they become a product to be consumed, could that be adultery? Could it be that we a committing adultery whenever we are using people? Are we committing adultery when we refuse to be in faithful person to person relationships with other people? When is the last time you looked at someone as a product rather than a person? When is the last time you forgot that those around you are made in the image of God? What would it look like if you interacted with those around you as opportunities to encounter the image of God?  God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

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