Tuesday 24th March
For the lips of an adulteress drip honey and smoother than oil is her speech; but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.…
Keep your way far from her and do not go near the door of her house, or you will give your vigour to others and your years to the cruel one; and strangers will be filled with your strength and your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien; and you groan at your final end…(v. 3-4, 8-11)
Think about where your choices will lead you!
God is giving us two main warnings in this passage. The first is about the deception of sexual temptation. Because it is sexual, it is tantalising and exciting. The immediacy of it blinds you to the devastation it will bring into your life. That is why the passage warns us to keep far from the source of sexual temptation.
The second warning is about “the end”—that is, the end-result of your choices. Every choice you make, good or bad, is on the way somewhere. Think about the temptations you are facing today. God wants you to consider where that road will take you. If you follow that temptation, will you end up on the road to joy and peace and fruitfulness?
No. God has far better roads for you to travel. Ask Him to steer you in the right direction.
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