During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus expanded the meaning of the seventh commandment. He instructed us to not only avoid the act of adultery but also improper thoughts toward another person who is not our spouse. In chapters 5 and 6 of the Book of Proverbs, Solomon clearly defines the bitter cost of committing adultery. He also provides steps that can be taken to prevent adultery from taking place. Finally, four points are drawn from Joseph's godly example of fleeing from sexual immorality.
David Dobson pastors United Church of God congregations in Anchorage and Soldotna, Alaska. He and his wife Denise are both graduates of Ambassador College, Big Sandy, Texas. They have three grown children, two grandsons and one granddaughter. Denise has worked as an elementary school teacher and a family law firm office manager. David was ordained into the ministry in 1978. He also serves as the Philippines international senior pastor.