Sin, Seduction, and You – Proverbs 6:20-7:27May 17, 2015
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Speaker: Jerry Cisar
In Shot Through the Heart, Bon Jovi has given us modern lyrics that communicate the same message as parts of this text; some of them quite specifically. But Bon Jovi doesn’t offer us any divine help, or anything beyond practical observation. Is that all our text is? Are these two parallel sections in Proverbs merely a warning about a woman who is a loaded gun… a path to death? They are certainly that, but is there more?
There is some power imparted to sons by hearing about the fate of the deceived, but it is surely not enough power. For instance, Adam had been warned that the day he ate from the tree, death would come. And that should have imparted some power to say, “No!” But evidently he needed something else. And our text offers us just that. A warning yes, but much more.
The two parallel sections of our text (6:20-35; 7:1-27), essentially warn against the same danger and offer the same solution. The first speaks quite matter-of-factly, while the second describes the danger with such vividness you almost feel like you are there. We will examine the seducer’s primary weapon and how to overcome it.
You may think you’ve never been approached by a woman quite like the one in Proverbs 7, but I believe you have… that we all have. She aims to lead us all to the slaughter. We will also learn why this has great application for ladies as well as men.