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Okay, we left off with Proverbs 5, so back to combing the Word. 🙂

verses 8-10: “Keep your way far from her, And do not go near the door of her house, Lest you give your vigor to others, And your years to the cruel one; Lest strangers be filled with your strength, And your hard-earned goods go to the house of an alien;”

The writer of Proverbs is contrasting marital infidelity with the delights one has in a faithful marriage (the paraphrased words of my Bible footnote). My wife noted as she read the verses over my shoulder, that the consequences stated above also can match those of someone who gives in to drinking/abusing alcohol. Indeed, the result can be the same for giving into sin, no matter what its enticement or form.

I was a member of our drama team at the Baptist Student Union in college. One of the silent skits we did was called “Sin Box”. It detailed what happened when a person passed by “sin” (in this case, a big box with the word SIN on the front). They are intrigued, enticed, and eventually they jumped into the box. They look like they are enjoying it for the briefest of seconds…until they attempt to get out of the box and find that they can’t! Others pass by, some shunning the sinner, others ridiculing them. Only when Jesus comes into the picture does hope for escape happen; the actor portraying Jesus reaches out, takes the ashamed hand of the sinner, and helps them out of the box, saving them. It was a silent pantomime, but very powerful in its message.

Keep your eye on Jesus today. Don’t go near those areas of enticement; if there is no avoiding the location, put those blinders back on your eyes, and stay focused on Him today.

Have a blessed day!

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