Thursday, January 05, 2006

Recipe for a Revolution

For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil,
but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. (Proverbs 5:3-4)

Proverbs 5 is a treatise against adultery. Is this quaint? I don’t think so. Imagine the cultural revolution that would take place if young men resisted sexual promiscuity and were devoted to self-control and faithfulness to one woman for the rest of their life.

One other thing about Proverbs 5. Look back at Proverbs 3 and notice how these fit together. Chapter 3 is the positive picture of godliness; chapter 5 describes the life that neglects godliness to its own peril.

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