True North: Breaking Out Of The Prison Of Porn

Devotional

The Heart


Few people would argue that infidelity is wrong. Proverbs 5 addresses adultery by instructing us to avoid any sexual activity with a woman outside our marriage (for you single guys, that means every woman). However, Satan wants us to think about adultery only as an outward, physical interaction with another person.  

A very common misconception is that because Jesus died for our sins and the debt is paid, our lives should be much easier given that we now live in freedom. But Jesus took Old Testament law and raised expectations by telling us that adultery occurs long before we engage with sexual activity. It starts in our heart.   Without Jesus, it might seem like Proverbs 5 doesn't apply to porn, but Jesus connects the two very clearly. Do not even look at a woman lustfully.
When Jesus died on the cross, His blood was shed in your place to pay the debt of your sins, including all the porn you've looked at.  When He rose from the grave, He conquered death, showing that no sin, no amount of pornography has power that can match His.