Proverbs 7

Proverbs 7:1-27

SUMMARYAdulterous warning

OVERVIEWTemptation surrounds you. Guard your heart and mind and go the other way.

BIG IDEAMaintain marital faithfulness (whether you are single or married).

KEY VERSEProverb 7:27
Her house is the road to the grave. Her bedroom is the den of death.

Sin always disguises itself. If it showed its real face, you would be repulsed and never submit to it. Instead, it makes itself attractive, knowing what you like to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. It knows you better than you know yourself. It pretends to have absolute authority, one to whom you must surrender. That is a lie. Sin has no power or authority except what you give it. But sin will fight you on that every time. It will insist it is in charge, but that is its game.

My plan for you is one of health and wholeness. It allows you to walk in public with confidence, never hiding your face or feeling shameful. My child, listen to me. Pay attention to what I say. Keep my commands and store them in your heart and mind. Post them in public places, keep them visible to remind you what is right. Then you will have a weapon in a spiritual battle. Walk with me, away from sin’s temptation.

Do not be seduced by lies or give up what you want most for what’s available now. Commit (or recommit) that you will choose to follow God’s plan for healthy relationships.