An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hell, No. We Won’t Go

(Proverbs 5:5 KJV)  Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

Here is a subject that we don’t like but needs to be acknowledged.  Actions have consequences.  This is a passage that is talking about adultery and fornication as compared to sex within marriage.  If all you watch is TV and all you read are popular fiction you get the idea the free sex has nothing but pleasure as it’s reward.  Beware!  The sweet promises of the strangers lead to “death” (4194), both now and eternally; physical and spiritual.

“Sheol” (7585) is a real place.  This is a direct transliteration of the Hebrew word.  Much has been made of the difference between Sheol, hades, gehenna and hell.  There is also one Peter uses that seems to be the source of the name Tartars.  I will leave the debate on the nuances of these for people who are covertly trying to prove they don’t exist or openly trying to figure out the order of events after death. 

The different terms have some things in common.  First, they are real, not figments of the imagination or figurative expressions.  Second, they are after physical death.  Third, they are very unpleasant places, all of them.  Fourth, they are the destination of those who are not covered by the blood of Christ.

So?  Don’t get depressed.  You can rejoice if you have already repented and are living in repentance and are covered by the Blood.  You can repent, confess your sin, trust in Jesus, have His blood was your sins away and join the first group.  Sounds like a plan.


Gorges Smythe said...

MY.....what an unpopular subject to broach! Good for you!

Pumice said...

I keep hearing people say, "Jesus had more to say about ___ than ___." I am too lazy to count verses but I know he was concerned about where we spend eternity.

Thanks for reading.

Grace and peace