Sunday, March 05, 2006

Proverbs 5:3

"For the lips of a strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil." ~Proverbs 5:3

The father is giving the son a warning the passages of Proverbs 5, that to resist the temptations he will face in life, he must be equipped BEFORE the temptation ever comes. Equipped with what? Moral stability.

-Wisdom (vs. 1)
-Understanding (vs. 1)
-Discretion (vs. 2)
-Knowledge (vs. 2)

Some are not sure if the strange woman here refers to immoral women who seek to lure the innocent, or if the strange woman represents all evils that tempt us.

Either way, best to be on guard. Our reputation and God's testimony is at stake.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe that if you are a believer you only have to courses of action in all things, you can be a kingdom builder or a kingdom destroyer.
"Wisdom is supreme therefore get wisdom"

David R.