27“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell. 31“It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32But I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. (Matthew 5:27-32, NRSV)
How many of us are doing this?
Not the looking on another and lusting after them, but the other parts that Jesus says. Plucking out eyes, cutting off hands…
I haven’t seen anyone missing an eye or a hand and found out it was because they plucked them out or cut them off.
But if we are all honest we have looked upon another lustfully at some point. So why do we have both eyes and hands?
And what about the divorce of a couple. Only on grounds of marital infidelity. But is that always the case? And if you marry a divorced woman (which I would include man there also) you commit adultery.
Our lives are supposed to be pure. And it is impossible for us, but ask God to help you and talk with your partner about your feelings and thoughts and work together with God to make a holy union and a relationship which strives to follow His guidelines.