How much is
included in the seventh commandment?
"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." Matt. 5:27, 28.
What are the people
of God exhorted to omit?
"But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let
it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; neither
filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not
convenient; but rather giving of thanks." Eph. 5:3, 4.
What does the
apostle class this inclination?
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which
are these: Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness." Gal.
Of what will those
who are guilty in this direction be deprived?
"I have also told you in time past, that they which do such
things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." Gal. 5:21.
If one professing
godliness is known to be impure, what is our duty regarding Him?
"But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if
any man that is called a brother be a fornicator." 1 Cor. 5:11.
If one received
evil communications, how will they affect him?
"Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt
good manners." 1 Cor. 15:33.
When a person
allows corrupt thoughts to be sown in his heart, what may he expect to
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the
flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the
Spirit reap life everlasting." Gal. 6:7, 8.
What is even the
thought of foolishness said to be?
"The thought of foolishness is sin." Prov. 24:9.
On what condition
does God accept the sinner?
"Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his
thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy
upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon." Isa. 55:7.
Where should one's
thoughts be held?
"And bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of
Christ." 2 Cor. 10:5.
Does God know the
"Thou knowest my down sitting and mine uprising, thou
understandest my thought afar off." Ps. 139:2.
Then how should one
treat him who indulges in low, impure conversation?
"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those
things which are done of them in secret." Eph. 5:11, 12.
against what should one be strenuously guarded?
"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that
which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the
hearers." Eph. 4:29.
What are the proper
things to engage one's mind?
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things
are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these
things." Phil. 4:8.