Fidelity

Cliff Ellison

Air Force Lt. Kelly Flings made headlines when she became the Nation’s first female B-52 bomber pilot.  She later made the headlines again, but this time she was in trouble.  She did not wreck her plane or sell military secrets to the enemy; she was in trouble because she had sex out of wedlock.  She was facing a possible dishonorable discharge, loss of pay and a prison sentence for her crime.  Flings read the writing on the wall and offered to resign her commission if the Air Force would give her an honorable discharge.  They did not accept her offer.  Instead, they gave her a general discharge.

In the civilian world, the court system in many states don’t care about someone having an affair with a married man or woman, but the military takes adultery very seriously, they consider it a crime.  The military believes the immoral behavior is harmful to morale, order and discipline.

God also says, in Deuteronomy 5:18  “You shall not commit adultery.”

Immorality does destroy morale, order and discipline.  Can you name a single family that is better off because of premarital sex or an extramarital affair?  Sexual indiscretions shatter love, destroy trust and ruin morale.

Take time to pray for the sexual fidelity of your family.  Pray for God to put a wall of protection around them. Remove temptation and if a tumor of infidelity has already infested your family, pray for the ability to forgive and be forgiven.

 

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