Thursday, February 7, 2013
Proverbs Chapter 7
It's not too tough to come away with the idea that God is REALLY serious about this adultery stuff. Here we have a whole chapter devoted to warning about adultery just two chapters after a similar warning. Faithfulness to our promises is foundational for all relationships, but none more so than the marriage relationship where "two become one."
The key section for me was once again a comparison to a similar situations in the animal world:
With persuasive words she led him astray;
she seduced him with her smooth talk.
All at once he followed her
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer stepping into a noose
till an arrow pierces his liver,
like a bird darting into a snare,
little knowing it will cost him his life.
Satan loves to deceive us by "Photoshopping" things until what is bad for us looks enticingly good. Thank God He has given us the Proverbs to show us the true, unre-touched picture of adultery.
God will bless your reading His Proverbs,