Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Experiencing the Wisdom of God Through Proverbs Day 7

Chapter seven

The author talks about young men who become trapped by immoral women. He looks out the window and sees them walking toward her house....being enticed by her words and her seductive dress. The woman described is not loyal to her husband and the vows she's taken. Taking this path the author tells those he considers sons will lead only to pain and ruin.

The man or woman whose mate strays and is found in the arms of another can relate to this chapter and agree that this action will lead to ruin. Ruin to marriage and family....leaving brokenness and hurt....and ruin to the straying partner who thinks that they've found something better. Parents warn their children... their boys and their girls not to be trapped by smooth talk that amounts to nothing but pain.

Our society says that these things are no big deal...but God warns us as a Father and Mother warn their children...don't be taken for a bill of goods. Not everyone who says they love you really does and not everything that glitters is really golden. Those who want to led you down a path of an uncommitted relationship that is void of marriage vows are only looking out for their own interest. They have no loyalty and if you follow their course you too will have the same dismal outlook that will led to hard-ache.

God speaks to real everyday life. Maybe you hope the situation you are in is good...but if it's foundation is against the Word it will never work or bring contentment. God honors marriage. Don't be lead astray.

Maybe your marriage or dating situation is inline with the Word but you have other things that tempt you as surely and as relentlessly as the immoral woman described in our Proverb reading. God says to you the same thing He said through Solomon in this reading. Proverbs 7:24-25 NLT

24 So listen to me, my sons, and pay attention to my words. 25 Don’t let your hearts stray away toward her. Don’t wander down her wayward path.

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