Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Journey of Proverbs: Chapter 5

Once again, God encourages us to listen to His wisdom. He tells us that this wisdom can keep us out of trouble- if we listen AND apply it to our lives.

The next couple of verses in Psalms discusses an immoral woman. The writer states:

"For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey [like a honeycomb]
And her speech is smoother than oil..."

"Immoral", according to the dictionary, is described as "lascivious" and "lascivious" is described as "inclined to lustfulness, arouses sexual desire."

God warns of being an immoral women, which immediately put conviction in my heart and made me realize how much I need to keep my heart aligned with His and be who He has called me to be-- in my speech, apparel, actions, etc

Although the lips of an immoral woman drip honey... God also warns that in the end she will be a pain in your gut and a wound in your heart.  "So that she does not think [seriously] about the path of life; Her ways are aimless and unstable; you cannot know where her path leads."

Five chapters in to Proverbs and God continues to encourage us to listen, listen, listen. We could learn so much from His Word. We must keep our distance from the "immoral woman"-- anything immoral at all. 

Partaking of this lasciviousness can have devastating consequences. 

- It can squander your wonderful life
- It will waste your life
- Your life will be full of regret

There is so much to learn from Jesus Christ. At the end of your life, do you want to worry about how you should have listened? That you should have discipline? 

The next part of Proverbs discusses how we should care for our marriage.

God encourages us to "drink water from our own well" and care for it or we could come home and find that our well is empty or polluted. We MUST care for our marriages. We don't want to wake up one day and realize that our marriage is dry and lifeless. We should remain pure within our marriage. Proverbs 5: 17-20 states, "Your spring water is for you and you only, not to be passed around by strangers. Enjoy the wife you married as a young man. Don't quit taking delight in her body." He encourages us not to take our love for granted. 

Proverbs 5 asks us the question- why would you trade enduring intimacies for cheap thrills with random people?

God sees every single move we make. He doesn't miss one of them. Sin will overtake you if you are not careful and death is the reward for an undisciplined life. Foolish decisions will only trap you.