Hey! I appreciate you taking the time to read this post this morning. Let’s get started!
Turn to chapter 7 and look at verses 1-4. After you read those, focus especially on verses 3-4: “Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. Say to wisdom, “You are my sister”, and to insight, “You are my relative”.” This is a very important subject used in the Bible and in life. Write God’s Word on your very heart! Let’s move on to verse 5. It says: “They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words.” If you have God’s Word memorized, you will find yourself more prepared to battle the devil’s temptations. Satan has set dozens of traps for the Christian in this world. But if you find yourself in a situation where you are being tempted by Satan, pray to God and ask for strength to resist. If you read Judges chapters 14-16, you will notice that Samson had strength, but not the strength needed to fight these sins.
Now, look at verses 6-23. Go ahead and read.
I know it’s a big chunk, but this tells the 3 steps: She [the adulterous woman] meets him, she leads him astray, she leads him to death. These are the steps the verses point out. Now, there’s a warning to her in verses 24-27. Read those and store them in your brain. It wouldn’t hurt to memorize them, either! They say: “Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say. Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into 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 the chambers of death.” Notice, nowhere in the scripture does any good come from that. STAY AWAY FROM ADULTERY. I cannot stress this enough. Neither could Solomon.
My point in this post, is mainly to stay far from adultery, and cling to the road of life. That was Solomon’s point of Proverbs 7, from what we can tell.
I hope this study has helped you with something. I hope you honor the LORD this week in your words and actions.