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