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.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Ravishing Ugly

(Proverbs 5:20 KJV)  And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

Why do men cheat on their wives?  Why do women look for love in the wrong places?  I am sure that there are many excuses but there are few reasons.  We hear, “She is cold.”  We cry, “He doesn’t understand me.”  We have a million “reasons.”  In reality they are excuses to justify doing what we think will be exciting.

This is really a rhetorical question.  You remember what a rhetorical question is, don’t you?  It is a question that has an obvious answer and does not expect a response.

The question is, “Why be stupid?”  It could be expanded to “Why throw away everything you have ever worked for and invested in for a few moments of fun?”

If you are a follower of Jesus the answer is obvious.  Who would chase their latest flame knowing it could put them in eternal flames?

So?  Be faithful.  Be chaste.  Be pure.  It is a minimum expectation, not a goal.

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