Good morning! I took a day off and spent the day on the water with my hubby for his birthday! Yesterday i felt that I had to share a lesson learned and hope you all enjoyed. now, back to studying Proverbs!
Another Warning about Immoral Women
Follow my advice, my son; always treasure my commands. Obey my commands and live! Guard my instructions as you guard your eyes. Tie them on your fingers as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Love wisdom like a sister; make insight a beloved member of your family. Let them protect you from an affair with an immoral woman, from listening to flattery of a promiscuous woman. While I was at the window of my house, looking through the curtain, I saw some naive young men, and one in particular who lacked common sense. He was crossing the street near the house of an immoral woman, strolling down the path of her house. It was at twilight, in the evening, as deep darkness fell. The woman approached him, seductively dressed and sly of heart. She was the brash, rebellious type, never content to stay at home. She is often in the streets and markets, soliciting at every corner. She threw her arms around him and kissed him, and with a brazen look she said, :I’ve just made my peace offering and fulfilled my vows. You’re the one I was looking for! I came out to find you, and here you are! My bed is spread with beautiful blankets, with colorful sheets of Egyptian linen. I’ve perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let’s drink our fill of love until morning. Let’s enjoy each other’s caresses. for my husband is not home. He’s away on a long trip. He has taken a wallet full of money with him and won’t return until later this month.” So she seduced him with her pretty speech and enticed him with her flattery. He followed her at once. like an ox going to the slaughter. He was like a stag caught in a trap, awaiting the arrow that would pierce it’s heart. He was like a bird flying into a snare, little knowing it would cost him his life. So listen to me, my sons, and pay attention to my words. Don’t let your hearts stray away toward her. Don’t wander down her wayward path. for she has been ruined of many; many men have been her victims. Her house is the road to the grave. Her bedroom is the den of death,
What have I taken away from this chapter today:
As I was typing this chapter I was thinking about how pronounced prostitution and sexual immorality is in our world. Many people are caught up in this type of death. Many fall into this sin and have no clue that they are corrupting their very souls. This saddens me.
As I do not have much life application here in regards to being married and being a temptress as described in this chapter, I don’t know where to directly apply this portion of scripture. I do know that this is an ever reminder that marriage vows are sacred and should never be broken.
My prayer for today:
Lord, I ask that You look into each and every one of our hearts today. Search our hearts and souls this very moment and shine Your light deep within. I pray for those who struggle in this area and come before You on their behalf, Lord. I pray that they see the death and destruction that takes place when they choose this lifestyle and that they see You in this and turn away. Let them turn to You Lord and realize that You are true love and offer the only way to salvation. Help them to see that You offer a hand of love and not of damnation. You are the way, the truth and the light. Through you, all things are possible. In the precious name of Jesus, I pray these things. Amen.