NextLevel Online: Deuteronomy

Session 8: Word #7 - No Adultery

Word #7 says that adultery is forbidden. The Hebrew word for “adultery” suggests sexual relations with a woman who is committed to someone else. Why is that important?



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How did you do in obeying the word since the last session?

Word #7 says that adultery is forbidden. The Hebrew word for “adultery” suggests sexual relations with a woman who is committed to someone else. Why is that important?

Are sexual sins really private, both in biblical times or in our times? Can you think of some moments from Scripture and from our own culture when private sexual sins have become public issues?

Read Genesis 1:27-28 and Genesis 2:22-25. What do these texts suggest about the institution of marriage?

In the video, the Song of Songs is referenced. This book is a celebration of love within the confines of marriage. How is that celebration different from messages we often hear from others in our culture?

Read Song of Songs 8:6. What does this say about the power of love?

Often we think of Word #7 in the negative (“do not commit adultery”). How could we reword Word #7 in the positive? In other words, what does it seem that Yahweh is protecting when he speaks this word to his people?

Read the sad story of David’s sin in 2 Samuel 11:1-12:15. What does this story tell us about the danger of adultery?

Was David’s sin private or public? Did this one sin end up leading to any other sins?

The heading of Psalm 55 says that David wrote this after his sin with Bathsheba. Read Psalm 55:1-12. What does this tell us about what God desires from us when we are caught in our sin?

What is one specific way you can obey this word this week?

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