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Proverbs 7:21-23 – Giving In to Temptation

September 7, 2011

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21 By her clever words she made him give in;
by her pleasing words she led him into doing wrong.
22 All at once he followed her,
like an ox led to the butcher,
like a deer caught in a trap
23 and shot through the liver with an arrow.
Like a bird caught in a trap,
he didn’t know what he did would kill him.
 – Proverbs 7:21-23 NCV

Proverbs 7 is again a warning to avoid the adulteress. The spiritual desolation this sin leaves is described in these verses.

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Proverbs 5:15-19 – Cherish Marriage

September 5, 2011

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The entire chapter of Proverbs 5 is a warning against adultery. As you your read it you can break it down into the following sub sections:

  • A description of the ungodly woman (Proverbs 5:3-6)
  • Avoid her (Proverbs 5:7-8)
  • What happens to her partners (Proverbs 5:9-14)
  • Cherish love with marriage (Proverbs 5:15-19)
  • A sin against God (Proverbs 5:20-23)

Of particular beauty is the reminder to live within the bounds of a godly marriage:

15 Be faithful to your own wife,
just as you drink water from your own well.
16 Don’t pour your water in the streets;
don’t give your love to just any woman.
17 These things are yours alone
and shouldn’t be shared with strangers.
18 Be happy with the wife you married when you were young.
She gives you joy, as your fountain gives you water.
19 She is as lovely and graceful as a deer.
Let her love always make you happy;
let her love always hold you captive. – Proverbs 5:15-19 NCV

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