|Proverbs 7 |
1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commands with you.
2 Keep my commands and live, and my instructions as your most prized possession.
3 Bind them upon your fingers, write them upon the table of your heart.
4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister;" and call understanding your kinswoman.
5 That they may keep you from the strange woman, from the stranger who flatters with her words.
6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart.
11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet do not abide in her house.
12 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lies in wait at every corner.)
13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said to him,
14 "I have peace offerings with me; this day have I paid my vows.
15 Therefore came I forth to meet you, diligently to seek your face, and I have found you.
16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; let us delight ourselves with love [sex].
19 For the good man [husband] is not at home, he has gone a long journey:
20 He has taken a bag of money with him, and he will not come home until the day appointed."
21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield; with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
22 Suddenly he goes after her, like an ox going to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
23 Until a dart inflames his private parts;1 then he hurries like a bird hastens into the net, not knowing it is to cost his life.
24 Listen to me now therefore, O you children, and attend to the words of my mouth. [When He says listen, He is not just telling you to pay attention to the words you are reading; He is telling you to listen for His voice to speak words from His mouth, which words come from within your heart to be obeyed, Rom 10:8. To attend is to listen and regard with compliance. Christ speaks to those who wait on Him in humble silence as they listen, watch, hear, and obey. Surely he loves the people; all your holy ones are in your power; and they sit at your feet, each receiving your words. Deu 33:3]
25 Let not your heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
26 For she has cast down many wounded; yes, many strong men have been slain by her.
27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
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1 Until a dart inflames his private parts, which is mistaken for his body's natural needs of passionate release; but which has been deliberately hurled by his enemy (the demons), always standing by in a parallel dimension to assist his downfall. All the burning of lust is hurled from the enemy, who has license due to a man's immoral thoughts; yet man thinks it is just his passions naturally arising. Be aware, watch intensely, and you will see how the inflaming darts follow the thoughts; you can feel the inflaming darts within minutes of total release, just from thinking anew. No, this is not a function of you manliness; it is a function of your fall.
And yet, because of Jesus' sacrifice and faith in his name, even when we fall, if we cease an adulterous relationship and seek the Lord, we can be forgiven and become his disciple; to then seek his changing grace to be delivered from all sin, which is true salvation.
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