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. 5:19.
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
When a person allows
corrupt thoughts to be sown in his heart, what may he expect to reap?
"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.
In conversation, 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.