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Beware of seduction!

Scripture reading for July 4th: Proverbs 5-9

“My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.  For the lips of an adulteress drip honey and her speech is smoother than oil.  But in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.  Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.” (Proverbs 5:1-5)

Solomon’s warning to his sons stands as a warning to men of all ages and times.  Many have heard these words and read them, but did not heed the warning and experienced the promised results.  Headlines blare every day about another famous person, politician, minister, or actor who has committed adultery.  It is almost a badge of honor to those who are caught up in the world system!  God calls it “sin” and it was punishable by stoning to death in the Old Testament!  Adultery leads to shame, disgrace, and ultimately death.  This sin is also a form of idolatry that breaks our relationship with God!

Satan has used women and sexual desires to cause the ruin and death of many throughout history.  Solomon’s own father, David, succumbed to the temptation of adultery and his sin has been read about for over 3000 years!  Solomon, himself, had over 1000 women in his harem.  These wives were his downfall, because many worshiped idols and they brought idolatry into Solomon’s life!  Sexual promiscuity is itself related to idolatry.  We are setting up our desires as superior to the Word of God and creating an idol out of our own appetite!

Many times, men recklessly believe that they will not be seen or caught in their adulterous forays.  Even if the affair is secret to all others, God sees everything !  (Proverbs 5:21)  God promises us that the cords of our sin will hold us fast and we will die for our lack of discipline!  (Proverbs 5:22-23)  Often men blame the women for enticing them or they may blame their own wife for a lack of sex or affection.  The truth of the matter is God sees it as their own folly that is at fault!

The Bible is very clear on the consequences of adultery.  Death and the grave are both mentioned more than once as a consequence of going in with an adulteress. (Proverbs 5:5) (Proverbs 7:27)  Regret, oppression, depression and misery are also mentioned as following the adulteress.  (Proverbs 5:9-14; Proverbs 6:33)   Possible retaliation by the husband of the adulteress could cost your life and peace! (Proverbs 6:34-35)  The verse that talks about taking fire into his lap may be referring to sexually transmitted diseases.  (Proverbs 6:27) 

Are you involved in the seductive sin of adultery? Are your own desires and appetites an idol that you worship? Please listen to our Lord.  Jesus Christ has been made to us our Wisdom!  (1st Corinthians 1:30)

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The trap of adultery!

Scripture reading for July 6th: Proverbs 5-9

“My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.  for the lips of an adulteress drip honey and her speech is smoother than oil.  But in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.  Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.” (Proverbs 5:1-5)

Solomon’s warning to his sons about sexual sin stands for men of all ages and times.   Satan has used women and sexual desires to cause the ruin and death of many throughout history.  Solomon’s own father, David, succumbed to the temptation of adultery and his sin has been read about for over 3000 years!  Solomon, himself, had over 1000 women in his harem.  These wives were his downfall, because many worshiped idols and they brought idolatry into his life!   When we set our desires as superior to the Word of God, we create an idol out of our own appetite!

Many times, men recklessly believe that they will not be seen or caught in their adulterous forays.  But God sees everything !  (Proverbs 5:21)  God promises us that the cords of our sin will hold us fast and we will die for our lack of discipline!  (Proverbs 5:22-23)  Often men blame the women for enticing them or they may also blame their own wife for a lack of sex that drives them to another woman.  The truth of the matter is God sees it as their own folly!

Death and the grave are both mentioned more than once as a consequence of adultery. (Proverbs 5:5) (Proverbs 7:27)  Regret, oppression, depression and misery are also follow the adulteress.  (Proverbs 5:9-14; Proverbs 6:33)   Possible retaliation by the husband could cost your life and peace! (Proverbs 6:34-35)  The verse that talks about taking fire into his lap may be referring to sexually transmitted diseases.  Scientists have found that syphilis was common among the kings whose remains were mummified.  (Proverbs 6:27)

Wisdom will keep us from the adulterous woman.  Discretion will guard us and keep us away from her door.  The fear of the Lord will cause us to hate this evil and love truth.   Jesus Christ has been made to us our wisdom!  (1st Corinthians 1:30)

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The adulterous woman!

Scripture reading for July 5th: Proverbs 5-9

“My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.  for the lips of an adulteress drip honey and her speech is smoother than oil.  But in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.  Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.” (Proverbs 5:1-5)

Solomon’s warning to his sons stands as a warning to men of all ages and times.  Many have heard these words and read them, but failed to heed the warning and experienced the promised results.  Headlines blare every day about another famous person, politician, minister, or actor who has committed adultery.  For some, it has become a badge of honor!  What is more shameful are those who call themselves followers of Christ and are found caught in this sin.

Satan has used women and sexual desires to cause the ruin and death of many throughout history.  Solomon’s own father, David, succumbed to the temptation of adultery and his sin has been read about for over 3000 years!  Solomon, himself, had over 1000 women in his harem.  These wives were his downfall, because many worshiped idols and they brought idolatry into Solomon’s life!   Sexual sin and idolatry always go together!

Many men recklessly believe that they will never be caught in their adulterous forays.  But God sees everything !  (Proverbs 5:21)  God promises us that the cords of our sin will hold us fast and we will die for our lack of discipline!  (Proverbs 5:22-23)  God holds each person responsible for their choices and conduct.

Adultery is a deadly sin that defiles many people.  Death and the grave are both mentioned more than once as a consequence of this sin. (Proverbs 5:5) (Proverbs 7:27)  Adultery leads to regret, depression and misery in most cases. (Proverbs 5:9-14; Proverbs 6:33)   Families are broken up and children are caught in a stressful situation that they have no control over.    Retaliation by the husband of the adulteress could cost your life! (Proverbs 6:34-35)  Solomon may have been referring to sexually transmitted diseases when he wrote of taking fire into one’s lap.  (Proverbs 6:27)  Please pay heed to God’s wisdom and  keep away from the adulterous woman.  Let discretion guard you each day!    The passing pleasure is not worth the eternal consequences!

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Beware of the Adulterous Woman!

Scripture reading for July 6th: Proverbs 5-9

Men have a propensity to be easily seduced by women.  Beautiful women have been the downfall of many a man, even men of God.  Solomon knew this well!  He, himself, was the product of his father’s enticement and adulterous affair with his mother, Bathsheba.   The child conceived during the actual adultery died, but King David married Bathsheba and they were blessed with a son,Solomon, who became heir to his father’s throne.  Thankfully, God doesn’t hold grudges!  (2nd Samuel 12:19-25)

Solomon, himself, married seven hundred wives and had another 300 concubines from many foreign nations.  He violated the advice God had given him and these wives led him astray spiritually.  (1st Kings 11:1-6)  He got into idolatry and did evil in God’s sight because of being seduced by foreign women.  Solomon had great wisdom from God, but failed to heed it and was led astray.

“My son, pay attention to wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.  For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.  Her feet go down to death; her steps lead strait to the grave.” (Proverbs 5:3-5)

Solomon plainly warns us of the dangers of adultery and sexual sin.  Adultery is always a form of idolatry.  We are worshiping our own desires and lusts by satisfying them illicitly.  We are taking what belongs to someone else and using it for our own pleasure.  Our stream meant for life (semen) becomes like sewage in the streets! This a vivid description of adultery!  This fountain should be blessed by sharing with your wife alone!  This action of adultery leads to bitterness, pain, and death!  There may be promises of honey and oil, but they are lies!

We often think that no one will find out about our lustful trysts.  Solomon warns us that this will be exposed in the whole assembly.  Sins will surely find us out because a man’s ways are in full view of the Lord!  (Proverbs 5:21-23)  The evil deeds of a wicked man hold him like a trap and death will come eventually because of his folly.  We need to heed the loving words of advice from our Lord and escape the trap of the adulterous woman!

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The adulterous woman!

Scripture reading for July 6th: Proverbs 5-9

“My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.  for the lips of an adulteress drip honey and her speech is smoother than oil.  But in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.  Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.” (Proverbs 5:1-5)

Solomon’s warning to his sons stands as a warning to men of all ages and times.  Many have heard these words and read them, but did not heed the warning and experienced the promised results.  Headlines blare every day about another famous person, politician, minister, or actor who has committed adultery and brought attention.  It is almost a badge of honor to those who are caught up in the world system!  God calls it “sin” and it was punishable by stoning to death in the old Testament!  Adultery leads to shame, disgrace, and ultimately death.  This sin is also a form of idolatry that God sees as “spiritual adultery” in breaking our relationship with Him!

Satan has used women and sexual desires to cause the ruin and death of many throughout history.  Solomon’s own father, David, succumbed to the temptation of adultery and his sin has been read about for over 3000 years!  Solomon, himself, had over 1000 women in his harem.  These wives were his downfall, because many worshiped idols and they brought idolatry into Solomon’s life!  Sexual promiscuity is itself related to idolatry.  We are setting up our desires as superior to the Word of God and creating an idol out of our own appetite!

Many times, men recklessly believe that they will not be seen or caught in their adulterous forays.  Even if the affair is secret to all others, God sees everything !  (Proverbs 5:21)  God promises us that the cords of our sin will hold us fast and we will die for our lack of discipline!  (Proverbs 5:22-23)  Often men blame the women for enticing them.  They may also blame their own wife for a lack of sex or affection that drives them to another woman.  The truth of the matter is God sees it as their own folly that is at fault!

The Bible is very clear on the consequences of adultery.  Death and the grave are both mentioned more than once as a consequence of going in with an adulteress. (Proverbs 5:5) (Proverbs 7:27)  Regret, oppression, depression and misery are also mentioned as following this adulteress.  (Proverbs 5:9-14; Proverbs 6:33)   Possible retaliation by the husband of the adulteress could cost your life and peace! (Proverbs 6:34-35)  The verse that talks about taking fire into his lap may be referring to sexually transmitted diseases.  Scientists have found that syphilis was common among the kings whose remains were mummified.  (Proverbs 6:27)  When looked at objectively, there are really no desirable benefits to adultery!

Wisdom will keep us from the adulterous woman.  Discretion will guard us and keep us away from her door.  The fear of the Lord will cause us to hate this evil and love truth.   Jesus Christ has been made to us our wisdom!  (1st Corinthians 1:30)

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