From the time satan tempted Eve with the fruit in the garden, all the way to our modern times, the lure of sin has always been present. Every single day we get confronted with opportunities to sin.

Solomon knew this; Solomon experienced this. The truth is we all have. Sin is ever before us.

Lust, lying, anger, cheating, stealing, sin is right there calling to us. Solomon hit one of the biggies for his sons in this fifth chapter of Proverbs, but his message is also very much intended for us here in our world.

“For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it. Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say. Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house, lest you lose your honor to others and your dignity to one who is cruel, lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich the house of another.” Proverbs 5:3-10

She looks good. She sounds good. It all seems so very pleasant. However, there is a hook in this lure that leads to death.

The death of relationships…

The death of the marriage…

The death of the home…

The death of the reputation…

The death of dignity…

DEATH, not life…

So, Solomon’s wise counsel was to stay far, far away, not to even go near her door.

The pleasure that lasts a moment brings death.

So, is there then no hope for one who has crossed that line?

Praise God, He is in the resurrection business.

Lord, keep my heart far from evil.

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