Good morning y’all. Happy Friday 🙂
Today we are studying chapter 5 of Proverbs.
This chapter suggests it’s for married people, warning against adultery but as a single person, I believe we can also learn from it.
Be blessed 🙂
Verses 3 – 8
“3 For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey,
and her mouth is smoother than oil.
4 But in the end she is as bitter as poison,
as dangerous as a double-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death;
her steps lead straight to the grave.
6 For she cares nothing about the path to life.
She staggers down a crooked trail and doesn’t realize it.
7 So now, my sons, listen to me.
Never stray from what I am about to say:
8 Stay away from her!
Don’t go near the door of her house!” (NLT)
The description of the immoral woman given in verse 3 – 6 can be likened to sin in our lives. Sin is also sweet, so enticing but in the end, leads to death and destruction. That’s why we need to guard ourselves from sin.
As single people, the society we live in tells us its okay to sleep with someone you are not married to, you can hop from one person to another as long as you use protection! Well today’s reading tells us otherwise. Verse 8 urges us to stay away from sin (immoral woman). Don’t play with sin if you don’t want to get burnt. Bible tells us to flee from all appearance of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22).
“15 Drink water from your own well…” (Proverbs 5: 15a NLT)
For me, this talks about contentment. Let’s be satisfied with what we have and stop envying others. Learn to appreciate what God has given us. When we are thankful and appreciative, He will be eager to bless us the more
Verse 21 – 23
“21 For the Lord sees clearly what a man does,
examining every path he takes.
22 An evil man is held captive by his own sins;
they are ropes that catch and hold him.
23 He will die for lack of self-control;
he will be lost because of his great foolishness”. (NLT)
“21 – 23 Mark well that God doesn’t miss a move you make;
he’s aware of every step you take.
The shadow of your sin will overtake you;
you’ll find yourself stumbling all over yourself in the dark.
Death is the reward of an undisciplined life;
your foolish decisions trap you in a dead end”. (MSG)
The Lord sees clearly all that we do. We might be able to hide our sins from man and get away with it successfully, but God sees it all. We can’t hide from Him. He is aware of every step we take.
If we don’t repent and turn away from our sins, it will hold us captive and eventually ruin us. Genesis 4: 7 says:
“You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.”(NLT)
Self control and discipline is important. We have to learn to say No to anything that will lead us astray from God’s plan for us .
Proverbs 25:28 says:
“A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls”. (NLT)
Lack of discipline and self control only leads to destruction.
The decisions we make today determines our tomorrow.
Dear God thank You for today and for loving us enough to correct us. Pls help us live a disciplined and self controlled life so we can flee from sin and say no to anything that will derail us from fulfilling our purpose. Thank You Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Thanks for joining today. Pls feel free to share your thots on today’s chapter.
Have a blessed weekend 🙂
***With God all things are possible***