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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What are you seduced by?

Many people read the early chapters of the book of proverbs and take them literally to degrade or downplay women , painting them in a negative light. I offer for us today that the so called promiscuous women in proverbs chapter 7 is not just a physical women but anything that we allow to seduce us. Therefore I put forward the question, what seduces you?

Proverbs 7:21-27

21 With persuasive words she led him astray;
she seduced him with her smooth talk.
22 All at once he followed her
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer stepping into a noose
23 till an arrow pierces his liver,
like a bird darting into a snare,
little knowing it will cost him his life. 24 Now then, my sons, listen to me;
pay attention to what I say.
25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways
or stray into her paths.
26 Many are the victims she has brought down;
her slain are a mighty throng.
27 Her house is a highway to the grave,
leading down to the chambers of death.

We must ask ourselves what really seduces us, what calls us out at night, what do we crave? If we find that theses things deter us from our relationship with God we must remix the situation and flee from them expeditiously.

Dear God grant us the wisdom to know what we are attracted to that is harmful for us and give us the strength to overcome the desire for these things and desire to be closer to you. Amen!

Until next time love P.J.

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