When one of the two spouses is unfaithful to the other
When both spouses are faithful to each other
Have you ever been treated badly for being faithful to God?
Maybe you refused to lie to the teacher or your parents, but you were punished anyways. Perhaps you prevented a friend from stealing something and were then blamed for it. Or maybe you didn’t speak during class but still got punished.
That happened to a character in the Bible named Joseph. Although Joseph was always a very obedient son, his brothers sold him as a slave and he was taken to Egypt. There a high official of the pharaoh’s court, whose name was Potiphar, bought him and took him home as a slave.
Potiphar admired Joseph, because he always did his work and did everything welt. Potiphar came to trust Joseph so much that he made him administrator of all his belongings.
One day, Potiphar’s wife called Joseph and told him that she liked him a lot and wanted him to get in bed with her.
What do you think Joseph did? He knew that she was his boss’s wife and that what she was asking for was not right, so he rejected her proposal, so she got very angry.
Potiphar’s wife was not a good and faithful wife.
What’s more, she was a liar. Since she was so angry at Joseph, she went to speak badly about him to her husband.
Potiphar believed her, and Joseph, who had been faithful to God and to Potiphar, was put in jail.
Don’t you think that was unfair?
Do you think Potiphar’s wife committed adultery? Of course, she did!
Jesus said that when a married person looks at another person who is not their spouse, they have already committed adulteryin heir mind.
In other words, they are already being unfaithful.
Did you know that not committing adultery is one of the Ten Commandments?
Look for it in Exodus 20 and copy it in your Prayer Journal.
Write down which number it is out of the Ten Commandments.