Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Proverbs Challenge - Day 7

I'd love to see comments from more of you, but I'm glad to hear you are reading along with us even if you aren't commenting.

2 Keep my commands and live; protect my teachings as you would the pupil of your eye.

I hate getting something in my eye. I'm sure you do too. It doesn't even have to be big to cause a lot of irritation and damage. God gave us eyelashes and eyebrows and an incredibly quick reflex system to protect our eyes. Then we've added windshields and goggles and other things for protection. That is how diligent we need to be in protecting God's Word in our hearts and lives.

It's obvious from these first chapters of Proverbs that sexual sin will destroy your life. I think we see that lived out in the world of politics too often. But even if you aren't a famous person Solomon warns us again and again 26 For she has brought many down to death; her victims are countless. 27 Her house is the road to Sheol, descending to the chambers of death.

These days you don't have to go to the "shady side" of town to find sexual temptation. It's on our TVs, computers, movies... and it's not always a big huge obvious temptation. It's like the woman here in Proverbs who very carefully mentioned sweet enticing things that at first may not sound so bad. But the end is death. RUN! Protect God's teachings. Protect your life! Don't be the next politician apologizing...

1 comment:

Phyllis Hobson said...

22 He follows her impulsively like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer bounding toward a trap.

As I read through each chapter, it seems like a verse or phrase will catch my attention. Today it was a word "impulsively." I think we need to live deliberately. That's not to say we can't be flexible and open to change.

Much like the temptress in this passage, Satan is laying his plans to get to us. We need to have our hearts and minds connected to God, to know when it is His voice that calls for something impulsive or brash, "out of the box" and not Satan (or our own desires).