There is so much temptation around us. We pick up a magazine, turn on the TV, go to the internet or social media and plopped down in front of our very eyes are ads, pictures, invitations, to throw away marriage, commitment, family and go after any and everything that is out there.
Sin is made to look attractive with no consequences or side-effects. A quiet thought becomes an attractive invitation “Who will ever know?”
Of course, the biggest answer to that question is that you and the Lord will always know. And that’s enough reason right there not to open that door.
As we study the Proverbs, that message echoes over and over again. The consequences are spelled out and the trap laid bare. It’s pretty plain in these verses that adultery doesn’t end in pleasure. It ends in death.
“Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words, who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God. Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead. None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.” Proverbs 2:16-19
So how do we end this challenge from Proverbs today?
God, we want to listen to Your warnings and heed them. You know the end from the beginning and You know how devastating adultery can be. Please help us to follow You.