Cherishing Marriage

Exodus 20:14 – The seventh commandment warned the people against breaking marriage vows and entangling themselves in forbidden relationships. To avoid adultery, we must cherish marriage.

July 30, 2023

Sermon Notes


  • God made our natural desires and encouraged us to meet them within the confines of marriage.
  • God forbidding us to have a relationship outside of marriage is not to ruin your fun but to prolong your joy.
  • The command about murder warns about ending a life, but the one about adultery warns about ruining a family.
  • Intimacy establishes a unique one-flesh union compared to any other human relationship.
  • Jesus raised the purity bar by warning against wandering eyes and lustful hearts (Matt. 5:27-30).
  • Unfaithfulness in marriage should be unthinkable since it exists to serve as the example of God’s faithful love for us (Eph. 5:25).


  • Strive for purity in singleness so that you can experience satisfaction in marriage.
  • Protect your family against the addiction and devastation that accompanies pornography.
  • Any sexual deviation outside of heterosexual marriage is sinful in the eyes of God.
  • Emphatically end any adulterous or flirtatious connection with someone who isn’t your spouse.
  • The greater you prioritize meeting various needs within your marriage, the less of a chance you seek fulfillment elsewhere.