Monday, July 21, 2008

Proverbs 7

Lord, I come to you in search of wisdom and love.I pray for an open heart, an open mind and an open spirit. I want to open myself to you and be receptive to your words and your will. In Your Name I Pray, Amen.

Proverbs 7:25-27 "So not let your heart turn aside to her ways, So not stray into her paths; For she has cast down many wounded, And all who were slain by her were strong men. Her house is the way to hell, Descending to the chambers of death."

I have taken this two ways. One is literal, in that it is best to educate our children in sexual matters. You cannot escape the dangers of adultery. You must guard your heart and mind from those that would seek to lure you away from your spouse.

The second way I read this is to say that we must guard ourselves against any temptation. Sex, food, money, etc. can be our downfall. Whatever becomes our obsession and takes us away from our families and from our spiritual relationship from God. We must also educate our children on the dangers and lures of different temptation.

1 comment:

Evelyn Mayfield said...

I love how you examine each verse and find something to help you in your life. I am seeing Proverbs in a wonderful way since I began reading your blog. In this post, Temptation is brought home to me. There are so many temptations to guard against, including procrastination (sloth?), one of my own weaknesses. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. They help me in my own daily spiritual travels.
God bless.