Deuteronomy 22

Deuteronomy 22:1-30

SUMMARYSexual purity

OVERVIEWLaws given focused on personal property and sexual immorality.

BIG IDEA: Sexual purity produces a healthier life, mind, body, and family.

KEY VERSEProverbs 6:28–29
Can he walk on hot coals and not blister his feet? So it is with the man who sleeps with another man’s wife. He who embraces her will not go unpunished.

I love you, and that’s why I have laws to protect you, your family, and your community. There is blessing and peace in faithful living. That is far more valuable and lasting than anything you would find in unfaithful living. Unfaithfulness breeds chaos. You may find a moment of pleasure, but it will change quickly, and you will not be able to outrun your poor choice. You will never find in sin what you hoped to get. But faithfulness is always rewarded.

Choose my way and enjoy the peace. There is freedom and laughter and joy and pleasure and hope and strength and security—and so much more—when you follow me. You may be tempted by or attracted to others, but you do not have to submit to those temptations. Rise above them and pursue a prize with far more value. Follow me and enjoy all I have for you and all I still want to provide. Faithful living is joyful.

Commit to sexual purity. Treat anyone who is not your spouse as a brother or sister you love and respect.