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Daily Proverbs - Proverb 5:2-6

Updated on April 3, 2013

Why Proverbs?

The wealthiest man who ever lived wrote the proverbs. He must've known something! Although the Bible was written millenia ago, its contents actually are applicable and beneficial today. When eternal principals and laws (not talking about the ten commandments when I write "law" here. I am referencing governing systems that are alive, whether we know it or not! I believe Solomon understood these "laws".) are honored, your life will benefit, even if you don't adhere to the Judaeo-Christian beliefs contained in the rest of the Bible


Unless otherwise noted, all scripture is from the Holman Christian Study Bible; all Hebrew/Greek/Aramaic references are from Strong's Concordance; all English definitions and word roots are according to Merriam-Webster.

Proverb 5:2-6

" that you may maintain discretion and your lips safeguard knowledge. Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey and her words are smoother than oil, in the end she's as bitter as wormwood and as sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps head straight for "Sheol." She doesn't consider the path of life; she doesn't know her ways are unstable.

Often, life-destroying behaviors are presented in an enticing, harmless picture. Friends may banter each other into living for the moment, or straying down a path in the name of adventure, or "You only live once!" At these intersects, participants in must considering the potential outcome or consequences, because indeed, "You only live once." You don't want your life spent regretting ill choice of youth or indiscretion. Consider the potential ensuing behavior of drugs, promiscuity, cheating (whether in business or relationships), lying o rgossip. Will you be enticed by the possibility of temporary freedom from worry for the lifetime of drug effects, the sensual gratification (whether just to be held or to "conquer another lover"), the possible financial or social promotions of cheating, or the attention gained from sharing a juicy bit of gossip? Or will you be mentally prepared to focus on the path of life, and where you want to find yourself in days, weeks and years to come?

I have yet to meet a person who is pleased with themselves for cheating in business or relationship, or who is happy to be addicted to substance (whether visual or pharmaceutical). When they first dipped their toes into the proverbial "forbidden waters" they did not consider their path of life, how these actions would help or hinder them gain their true goals.

I do know a handful of people who thought their actions had gained what they desired: money, ease of life. However, when they approached their death beds, remorse and regret tormented them. They desired to set things straight, they sought forgiveness.

Don't listen to seducing lips. Let your lips guard wisdom. Keep in mind how you will feel about yourself in the future -- even if no one ever knows but you and your Creator. Consider all implications of a behavior or decision before you are in a situation. Encourage your loved ones to do the same. If you are a parent, walk your children through potential situations - drug/alcohol offers, sex, stealing, bullying, etc.


Creator of the Universe,

Help me to consider the outcome and consequences of potential behavior. Help me to see clearly how my decisions affect my future and the future of others. Help me be responsible and accountable. Help me hear and know wisdom. I declare over myself that wisdom is my guide, not emotion. I make solid decisions that produce good and life. I will not be deceived by seducing lips. I know truth. I recognize dangerous paths and avoid them by Wisdom's help.

In Jesus' name,



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    • Civil War Bob profile image

      Civil War Bob 

      6 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Good hub, B2T...voted up, useful, interesting. Proverbs 3:5-8, another good one from Solomon's think tank, so to speak, is something I pray for a lot of folks. Enjoy your day!!

    • breathe2travel profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Thank you, Faith Reaper. :)

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Very interesting hub. Thanks for writing this piece. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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