Monday, May 17, 2010

Proverbs 5

Proverbs 5:1- Again the father tells his son to pay attention to wisdom.

Reasons are that you may maintain discretion and that your lips may preserve knowledge according to verse 2.

Proverbs 5:3 starts to describe the adulteress...

Lips-- drip honey (vs. 3)

Speech-- smoother than oil- I would think that means crafty with her words. (vs. 3)

Bitter as gall/wormwood (vs. 4)

Sharp as a double edged sword-- At first someone thinks they are going to be able to do it all in secret and not get caught but in the end it comes back to bite them. Reminds me of the problems Tiger Woods had been having. (vs. 4)

Feet go down to death (vs. 5)

Steps lead straight to the grave. Hebrew is Sheol. (vs. 5)

Gives no thought to the way of life. (vs. 6)

Her paths are crooked but she knows it not. Not sure what this means. Maybe it is how believers and unbelievers can not even realize that they are committing adultery when they just look at someone with lust. They don't realize that they are breaking one of God's commandment. She doesn't realize how lost she is. (vs. 6)

Father says to keep to a path FAR from her. (vs. 8)

They realize what they have done and it is already too late (vs. 12)

Lust leads to public disgrace (vs. 14)

Find contentment with your own spouse (vs. 15)

Springs=children. Should you have children through relationships with various women? NO! (vs. 16)

Healthy view of sex. Have sex only with the one who you are married to. (vs. 18-19)

Why should you be having sex with a foreigner or any other person that is not your spouse? (vs. 20)

The ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord. God is always watching what we are doing. (vs. 21)

The wicked will die for his failure to heed divine instruction. (vs. 23)

This is what I've learned from Proverbs 5.

Monday, May 3, 2010

God Hears

Sing praise to our great and glorious God above
Who blesses us each day with everlasting mercy and love
Our shield and defender whenever the devil is near
But we need not fear
The devil may try to tear a family apart
But God will never depart
So they need not fret or dismay
For God will protect us each and every day

For God is with each of us
Who have Him in our heart

Those whose trust is in the Lord
Will be stronger in the valley for sure
And day by day
Every step they take
Will follow His only way

Christ is their light, like the sun's rays
To brighten up even the darkest day

So dry your tears
And let not the devil plague you with doubts and fears
Remember Your Father in Heaven hears
Your prayers will not fall on deaf ears
One day He will wipe away all your tears.