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, April 7, 2012

The Way to Hell

(Proverbs 7:27 KJV)  Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

Why should we avoid adultery and fornication?  Because they lead to hell and “death” (4194).  They are not expressions of love, they are actions of sin.  Sin leads to death.

It is assumed that the woman is condemned just as it is assumed that the man could have avoided this.  When this man stands before the judgement seat it will not do him any good to point a finger at the woman who dragged him down.  We are responsible for our own lives and our own decisions.  It is possible that the man here could have repented.  That is always available.  But that is not mentioned here and is not the point of this story. 

So?  The standard is rejected by our world.  It is still God’s.  Stay sexually pure.  That is not celibacy, it is chastity.  Live it.

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