by Moody Adams In Matthew 5:27 Jesus commands, “...thou shalt not commit adultery.”
Jesus said, “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish , and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell” (Matthew 5:27-30).
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Few people have ever been tempted to commit adultery like Joseph. This remarkable young man was in charge of the Egyptian king’s house. One day his master’s wife asked him to go to bed with her. She repeatedly tried to seduce him. Joseph refused. One day when they were in the house along, she grabbed hold of his robe and tried to drag him into her bed saying, "come to bed with me," But Joseph escaped and ran outside, and left his robe in her hand (Genesis 39:6-12).
Joseph ended up in prison after she accused him of trying to rape her. Joseph could have given in to her seduction, enjoyed having sex and escaped prison.
He said to the woman, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?" (Genesis 39:9). He recognized that the great crime of adultery was “a sin against God.”