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~ Proverbs 7 the Goldmine of Spiritual Wisdom ~flee From the Seductress~

Updated on August 10, 2020
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Pastoral Counselor ordained Elder/Minister Ambassador at Alpha 7 Ministries M.A.Christian Clinical Counseling Certified in Creation Therapy

Spiritual Wisdom Nuggets

~ Proverbs 7 The Goldmine of Spiritual Wisdom ~

~ Flee From The Seductress ~

If you have been following along in this series of “The Proverbs” you will see here again that Solomon continues to reveal the importance of not being seduced into an improper sexual relationship. He is adamant on this point and it is quite understandable because, this was one of his own mammoth weaknesses. Here, the harlot and her seductive ways are vividly described One can learn much from Solomon, remember he is known as the riches and wisest man that ever lived! No doubt there are many “spiritual nuggets” of wisdom disbursed throughout the Proverbs, continual warnings on adultery is one of the them.

One’s Youth has a way at times of making one respond impulsively. This does not have to be. Choose to be responsible. It can seem fun at the time, but there can also be dire ominous consequences that last a lifetime. Remember, the Proverbs were written to “impart wisdom for godly living.” To help us from falling prey to anything that distracts us from godly principles. Solomon a father of many has a wealth of information to share with all of us. We can discover and acrue more wisdom. For here the source of wise godly counsel abounds. Let's now embrace, implement and value its marvelous benefits.

The Proverbs have stood the test of time and continue to shed a brilliant Light on traveling that Narrow Path that leads to the Lord. Solomon boldly and simply attempts to help anyone avoid detours or possible derailments. They call us to take action and see where we are, then encourage us to keep moving forward towards a closer daily personal and intimate relationship with the Lord.

Proverbial Lesson Highlights

~ Proverbs 7 ~

Here Solomon passionately and pointedly proceeds to tell his son to treasure his words of wise counsel and remember what he has told him. So much so if need be to tie them onto his fingers. Think about that! He definitely does not want him to forget this stuff. He candidly shares his remarkable Wisdom and says it is so important that one should want it to be as dear as a welcomed close sister and for understanding to be a close relative as well! Solomon adamantly warns against being seduced into a relationship with “an immoral” woman!

This type of woman will stop at nothing to gets what she wants. A Prostitute is dangerous she or he engages in sex for money. She or he is not really thinking about the depth of the exchange of sex for money... It is important to know that when one participates in such an act they also give away parts of themselves. This wounds the soul and leaves a scar and a soul tie… Whatever you join yourself to becomes a part of you. REPENT!

Be ye cleansed by the precious blood of Christ Jesus!

A loose woman is compared with a prostitute. She seduces the young man by telling him whatever it is that is necessary to snare him. Just know that having sex this way is a weakness you can be "Strong in the Lord!" . It takes more strength and integrity to resist! My/our wise older Pastor that has gone on to be with the Lord told me while raising our children that we had such handsome sons that we would need a shotgun to keep the girls away... So we taught and told them that sex outside of marriage was what kryptonite was to superman!" They knew it was out of the "Will of the Lord!" It drains your power! It actually takes more strength to exercise self control.

This woman who is a seductress goes all out to entrap him she adorns her bed with fine linens and perfume. Then proceeds to entangle him with her cunning smooth talk. But what is so sad her hard working husband is away and will be gone for awhile… She therefore in her loneliness and desperation reaches for another man. (Notice how candid the Word is about relationships between men and women.) This is so very sad. She is hurting and has a huge void! What she really needs; is to learn what true love and commitment means! Remember “sex outside of marriage is like fire outside of the fireplace. It will burn your house down.”

If you are in such a situation or have been here before take some time and think on this Proverb. REPENT! Take some time out and allow the Word of God to speak to your heart! Ignorance is bliss, but once you discover the TRUTH you are knowingly actually weaving a carnal web around yourself. You no longer have an excuse! Take a “spiritual bath” in the Word of God and YES REPENT! REPENT DOES NOT MEAN REPEAT! Turn from “lust to TRUST!"

The trap is so strong that the young man succumbs to her desires. Oh but Solomon says this young man will pay a dear price for this impulsive reckless indiscretion! This Proverbs is directed at a young man. But the same is true for a young woman, or any age man or woman. In this 21st century with so many divorces resulting from adultery, open marriages, casual sex and….no wonder why STD’s and sexual related diseases are rampant! This does not have to be. Pandora's box has lost its lid. Just about anything goes!" The truth is illicit sex is dangerous and can possibly kill you. Hopefully this is a deterrent! Don’t hang out with anyone who encourages you to do something that you may possibly regret for the rest of your life! As Solomon says if necessary “RUN!” If this has been the case, safeguard your mind. It is never too late to change! Just STOP!

Wives take care of yourself! Look your best even in sweats with a tad of lip gloss! If you have not already create your own unique personal style. Men are visually attracted. Don't be a seductress. Be a respectful lady! Don't dress with super tight clothes no matter what your age or size is... Loyalty is a good character trait. There should never be any question as to where your faithfulness lies. Now that you are married does not mean that you should just let yourself go and look any kind of way! Eat healthy and moderately. Know when to push away from the table. Respect your husband by respecting yourself. Your faithfulness to one another is a virtue. Keep healthy boundaries with other men. (and some women in this day and age) What makes you attractive is your inner glow!

Surprise your husband with all sorts of gifts. A gift does not always have to be material... Acts of kindness should be extended often. Never disrespect your husband. Always be honest. Make it a habit of reading and digesting the Word of God daily! An inner spiritual cleanse is marvelous for your health and emotions! Continue to educate yourself, seek always to grow spiritually for it results in a deepening abiding peace and builds your character. Be kindly affectionate with your spouse and keep your marriage interesting! The depth of your trust in one another is what makes for a strong cohesive marriage. Continue to improve your marriage and be faithful to your spouse and the commitment that you have made not only to him but to God! God honors your integrity! Be the Best You!

Husbands take care of yourself! The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence! It just looks that way. Keep good healthy boundaries with other women. Make a covenant with your eyes and your heart! Love your wife and be faithful to her and to God! This is what makes you a strong godly man. Remember to take care and mow your own lawn and fertilize your marriage with tender love and care. A surprise gift every now and then other than birthdays or anniversary is nice! Don't take your wife for granted. Don't forget the weekly marriage date. You don't always have to go somewhere or buy something. Just make sure you take time to nurture your marriage. Keep yourself well groomed as well. Keep the embers of love for your wife kindling. A real man loves his wife like Christ loves His Church!

The bedroom should be a nice cozy, warm romantic haven for both spouses. Nice scented fine bed linens and adornments are a good thing, candles and all! Remember this is the marriage bed! The “marriage bed is undefiled” In the eyes of God it is not tainted. It should be reserved as a private retreat for married lovers only… It is and was never meant to definitely not be a place where physical intimacy with anyone other than your spouse should ever take place, nor intruded upon by others… It is sad that in this day and age nothing is sacred to some anymore…

Marriage was designed to have healthy boundaries and is considered as a sacred blessed relationship by God! The Lord is omnipresent so no need to be ashamed. Creating a nice inviting atmosphere in your bedroom is a good thing! God welcomes respectful intimate, pleasure and enjoyment between husband and wife only! The "two becoming one flesh!"

"Flee sexual immorality! Every sin that a man does is outside his body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God and you are not your own you have been bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are God's." I Corinthians 6. "Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge." Mark 13

Proverbs 7 concludes by telling us: “Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say. Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray to her paths. Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng. Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to chambers of death.”


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    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Nobody, Marriage is a marvelous relationship that God created for a man and woman. He has given us many examples that the sexual life continues throughout the marriage.

      Each marriage is different yet each spouse still has a responsibility to help one another achieve a level of mutual sexual fulfillment. It is important for couples to share their feelings and work together... This also helps to build a strong healthy marital bond…

      “The husband should fulfill his marital duty to the wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same Way, the husband’s body does not belong to him alone but also to the wife. DO NOT deprive one another except by MUTUAL consent and for a time….” I Corinthians 7.

      The martial bed is sanctified by the LORD! The Lord knows and understands the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of each individual. This is why it is so very important to consult Him to KEEP your relationship growing…. You can continue to be excited amd content in your marriage when you make it a priority!

      God is Good! Bob May our Heavenly Father continue to knit your hearts together in love… Thank You for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Robert E Smith 

      10 years ago from Rochester, New York

      God knew what He was doing by creating all of this sexual attraction and excitement and passion. He did it for married people. He did it to keep marriages together for a lifetime. But people will even brag that they don't feel like they did when they were younger, that with time the fire dies down. The devil knows better. In our minds we are sexual creatures and it is in our minds that sin starts. We don't do as much phyical sex when we are older but our minds still work and our attractions and desires are still there. The devil knows this is a weakness. The husband that went away hurt his wife by keeping her lonely and not taking into consideration her needs that could rise to taking things into her own hands. The wife didn't communicate with the ways and persuation that she tried with this stranger she was lusting for. I guarantee had she put that kind of seduction on to her husband, her husband would not have let her get as lonely as he did. Both commitments would be stronger. We are to invest attention and love into our mate. I have been married 12 years and she is just as exciting to me as the day I first laid eyes on her. She has power over me that the Lord put there for me. I give myself to her as Christ gave Himself for the Church, body and soul.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Coffeesnob, Thank you for sharing your insight! Our world is becoming an interesting place... However God's precepts remain. Therefore we must continue to share what His Word says! He allows us all the right to choose His WAY! Thank you for sharing, In His love & Blessings!

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      11 years ago

      It seems sexual immorality is almost a relic from the past, but I know there are those who follow God's precepts and don't succumb to the deception. It only takes one time for someone to read an article such as this and change the course of their thinking.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Artin2010, Solomon indeed has some great advice for all of us! He openly shares to help and possibly prevent others from having to go through the same or similar experiences!

      “These days, watered down religious values, breakdown in doctrine, lack of self control, discipline, I could go on and on have completely vanquished Godly integrity and most all the goodness that comes from being focused on sound doctrine and being tuned into what the will of God is for our lives.” You have made some really good points. Your comments are welcomed and appreciated so feel free! Thank you for sharing and I am humbled by your kind words.

      “Gods rules. The absolute best way. Positive spiritual growth is the best way, wouldn't you say!” Yes I would say! I so agree! Again thank you, In His love & Blessings!

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      Art Wartenbe 

      11 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Hi Mrs. Ogans, Ah, King Solomons wisdom, a fallen from grace man himself if I read my Bible correctly. All throughout the ages,we have all been dealing with every imaginable temptation,wouldn't you have to say? I like A M Werner's comment. The media in all its form kind of have that in your face approach, thus the addage (sex sells) concept! Moses and Aaron had a really hard time with the whole tribe of Israelites after leaving Egypt, crossing the desert and really struggling to make it to their promised land. Even back then, Gods chosen were plagued with seduccing spirits and many temptations.

      These days, watered down religous values, breakdown in doctrine, lack of self control, discipline, I could go on and on have completely vanquished Godly integrity and most all the goodness that comes from being focused on sound doctrine and being tuned into what the will of God is for our lives. It is a real blessing to read your writings, for they're always on the prize of knowledge worthy of understanding. Sorry I'm so winded in my comment. Proverbs are a wealth of code to live a rightly life by, Gods rules. The absolute best way. Positive spiritual growth is the best way, wouldn't you say! You are blessed and Thank you for another fine hub!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      A M Werner, The glamorous side of sex "outside" of marriage is often showcased in the media and entertainmemt industry! We can use this as a teaching tool... I believe this is why we should promote the "Beauty" of a Faithful committed Marriage between a man & a woman! What is usually promoted is drudgery, unhappines and one being bored and unsatisfied...

      Sex outside of marriage is dangerous and we can see what is happening in the world because of it! Adultery & fornication is not His way! It is never too late for someone to change! Despite being ridiculed we must share anyway; what God has to say... God is LOVE! He sanctions a committed, monogamus marriage! This is reassurance to all who "Stand up for marriage God's WAY!"

      Thank you as always for sharing your thought provoking comments, In is love, Peace & Blessings!

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      Allen Werner 

      11 years ago from West Allis

      DeBorrah, it truly has become almost a joke to society in general to teach abstinence and expect it. The media and entertainment industry have poisoned the well and nearly everything one partakes of nowadays justifys inappropriate expressions of sexual behavior. They consider celibacy before marriage as well as faithfulness in marriage the impossible and unattainable. They have given up before even trying because they simply don't want to try - they don't want to resist. How self-assuring it must be for many to convince themselves that not fornicating and not committing adultery are the irrational sensibilities. Peace.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Sweetie1, Thank You! You are quite welcome! So nice of you to stop by and share, Peace & Blessings!

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      11 years ago from India

      Thanks Ogans for the nice hub. Liked it a lot

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Jacobkuttyta, Thank you for visiting and sharing! We are living in some interesting times! Peace & Blessings!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      djbraman, The Proverbs are powerful! Thank you for visiting and sharing! In His Love & Blessings!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Rev Lady, It truly is sad! I often think how John the Baptist must have felt crying in the wilderness “Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is at hand…” God indeed is merciful. “It is because of His mercy we are not consumed!” This too is why it is so important to continue to share what God has to say in His WORD! Solomon is sharing some very powerful wisdom here…… What is so amazing is how it is so applicable NOW the Word is "ALIVE!"

      You are on point here: “But there is another more tragic death that we do not always think of; the death of integrity, of wholesome sexual relationships in marriage, and of the joy God intended for authentic love.” Amen! This is constantly being pushed to the background. Lord Help Us! Thank you for sharing your insight, In His Love & Blessings!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Creativeone, Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts, In His love & Blessings!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Unchained Grace, You are quite right about illicit sex; "one party takes something from the other as an exchange for sexual favors." They actually bond and reinforce an animalistic magnetic pull within instead which causes them to seek living on the edge moving further away from God…

      Our society is a growing reflection of what happens when the boundaries that God instilled for Marriage & Family have been disregarded and in many cases abandoned! They have been gradually replaced with “anything goes.” Yes! Notice the magnitude of politicians indulging in affairs and prostitution, leading this country into further moral disarray… Although sometime hidden from the public, nothing is hidden where God is concerned! We can certainly expect enormous natural disasters as they are an indication that the Word is being fulfilled. The time is nearing much closer than most think before Our Lord’s return! This is why despite of what the world says is okay. We are to share the Truth The “Gospel of Jesus Christ”

      Thank you for your comments, In His love & Blessings!

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      11 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks for highlighting the need of this hour.

    • djbraman profile image


      11 years ago

      These scripture will certainly get your attention. Every person you sleep with you join yourself to their spirit, and when it's a dark spirit, guess what, it's on you then! Good Hub today!

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      11 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      DeBorrah, is it not sad that our entire way of life, our American culture is at high risk and the threat Solomon clearly describes rampant?

      HIV/AIDS has reminded us that physical death is a very possible consequence for the kind of illicit sex described in Proverbs 7. But there is another more tragic death that we do not always think of; the death of integrity, of wholesome sexual relationships in marriage, and of the joy God intended for authentic love.

      Thank you for this excellent hub.

      Forever His,

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      Benny Faye Ashton Douglass 

      11 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      This is a gret hub Lady D, for many of us to read and take heed. Thank you for sharing. God bless. creativeone59

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      Unchained Grace 

      11 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Working in a city such as Baltimore where prostitution, illicit drug sales and all that are as common as jaywalking, extensive outreach indicates married people reach out to either one or both who are offering these "opportunities."

      Solomon was indeed wise to be so adamant about this issue and because he himself had fallen victim to seduction he knew all too well the inherent damage that came with it.

      Prostituion occurs every time an extramarital affair sexual liaison occurs. One way or the other, one party takes something from the other as an exchange for sexual favors.

      DeBorrah, you are wise to include this as it is the manifestation of a spiritually failed society. TV shows glorify and/or tolerate adultery. It is no longer treated as it should be. It is used to spike ratings in daytime drama shows. People who have it in for a political figure use that individual's transgressions as a lever for potential dismissal. These samesaid individuals who do the fingerpointing are quick to judge when appropriate for them while hiding their own problems.

      Ever see a little child on the beach who gets so disgusted with their sandcastle they level it and start over? They did such a nice job building it only to see outside forces roll in and erode it.

      How close are we to being inside that sandcastle when the builder of it decides it's time for "massive urban renewal?"


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