The Book of Proverbs - Chapter 7 - Personal Bible Study - This one is for the guys

If we are to learn anything from this, it would be that women are the downfall of man.  This particular topic is harped on quite a bit in this book.  You would think that we get the point but no.  Men think with their penises.   

Warnings about the Adulteress

1 My son, keep my words and treasure my commandments within you.

2 Keep my commandments and live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

3 Tie them to your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.

4 Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call understanding your kinsman,

5 that they may keep you from the adulteress, from the stranger with seductive words.

You should know better, and your parents should instill these kinds of values in you.  

6 For at the window of my house I looked through the lattice.

7 I saw among the simple, I noticed among the youths, a young man lacking judgment,

8 crossing the street near her corner, strolling down the road to her house,

9 at twilight, as the day was fading into the dark of the night.

10 Then a woman came out to meet him, with the attire of a harlot and cunning of heart.

We have all seen it.  Someone getting involved with another man's woman.  We've seen her sneaking around while her husband is working to provide.   We've all been there.  Tempted by another man's woman.  

11 She is loud and defiant; her feet do not remain at home.

She runs around, badmouthing her husband, looking for that fling.

12 Now in the street, now in the squares, she lurks at every corner.

13 She seizes him and kisses him; she brazenly says to him:

14 “I have made my peace offerings; today I have paid my vows.

15 So I came out to meet you; I sought you, and I have found you.

Yep.  The downfall of man.  He will fall for it.  

16 I have decked my bed with coverings, with colored linen from Egypt.

17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, with aloes, and with cinnamon.

18 Come, let us take our fill of love till morning. Let us delight in loving caresses!

19 For my husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey.

20 He took with him a bag of money and will not return till the moon is full.”

Come have your fun.  Don't you worry, her husband will never find out…

21 With her great persuasion she entices him; with her flattering lips she lures him.

22 He follows her on impulse, like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer bounding into a trap,

He thinks with his penis.

23 until an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare— not knowing it will cost him his life.

But eventually he will be found out.  His sins will catch up to him.

24 Now, my sons, listen to me, and attend to the words of my mouth.

25 Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways; do not stray into her paths.

26 For she has brought many down to death; her slain are many in number.

27 Her house is the road to Sheol, descending to the chambers of death.

Avoid her at all costs or pay the price for taking that which isn't yours.  Stay out of her way.  Stay true to your own.  

This is pretty straight forward.  If you are a man, these temptations will come.  But if you keep true to God's commandments, you will avoid these traps and live a much better life.  


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