(Proverbs 5:20 KJV) And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
Why do men cheat on their wives? Why do women look for love in the wrong places? I am sure that there are many excuses but there are few reasons. We hear, “She is cold.” We cry, “He doesn’t understand me.” We have a million “reasons.” In reality they are excuses to justify doing what we think will be exciting.
This is really a rhetorical question. You remember what a rhetorical question is, don’t you? It is a question that has an obvious answer and does not expect a response.
The question is, “Why be stupid?” It could be expanded to “Why throw away everything you have ever worked for and invested in for a few moments of fun?”
If you are a follower of Jesus the answer is obvious. Who would chase their latest flame knowing it could put them in eternal flames?
So? Be faithful. Be chaste. Be pure. It is a minimum expectation, not a goal.