Monday, 2 May 2011

Proverbs 5

Prov 5 covers the wisdom of not committing adultery and the consequences physically and spiritually if you do, and then it covers the wisdom of being faithful to your spouse.  It ends off with saying that everything you do God sees and weighs.  Man's sin traps him and leads him to death for lack of instructions.  Thus we should always remain teachable.

Great Verses
  • V1-2:  My son, pay attention to my wisdom; lend your ear to my understanding, that you may preserve discretion, and that your lips may keep knowledge.
  • v8:  Remove your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house.  (The ampliphied says - and avoid the very scenes of temptation)
  • v21:  For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders/weighs all his paths.
What are you thinking about?
What have I learnt from Prov 5?
There are only benefits in being faithful to your spouse and only distruction (eventually) in being unfaithful.  I like the wisdom of v8 that says to stay away completely from temptation and I believe this covers all or any temptation.  As soon as it appears on the horizon of your thinking, turn away from it.  Do not even entertain the thought.  Sometimes if a thought continuously bombards your mind, like a song you don't want to sing, you can make it go by reading the bible out aloud.  You cannot think and listen to what you are saying at the same time!

V21 is also something that should help us to watch our behaviour.  Keep in mind at all times that God sees what we do all the time and He is weighing it.  Knowing this, we should do as David did and ask God to search our hearts for anything wicked in us and lead us in the way everlasting (ps 139 v 23-24).  Daily check our hearts for bad attitudes, motives and temptations.

Let us not let any wicked way lead us down the path to death because of lack of wisdom and knowledge!  Let us remain teachable!

What are your thoughts?

God bless

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