Sunday, March 04, 2012
The Dangerous Woman
image by Sarolta Ban
With a gaze of her eyes, she drew him in.
He so quickly was lost--he knew not how--
That he rushed without thought to depths of sin
And he lives as her slave with no hope now.
Here's the Bible's promise of what happens if you seek and obey the Lord's wisdom.
...you will be delivered from the forbidden woman,
from the adulteress with her smooth words,
who forsakes the companion of her youth
and forgets the covenant of her God;
for her house sinks down to death,
and her paths to the departed;
none who go to her come back,
nor do they regain the paths of life.
(Proverbs 2:16-19 ESV)
Note: Over my 35+ years of marriage, there have been multiple women (and maybe a man or two) who might have been willing to seduce me if I'd let them. For a married man, here's the only way I know of to survive:
1. Avoid ever eating with a woman who's not your wife. If you're forced by circumstances to eat with a woman, tell your wife about it every time.
2. Ruthlessly cut off any romantic/emotional spark that draws you to someone other than your wife. Be emotionally flat to the person. Don't discuss any personal details of your life or of her life.
3. Spend time with the Lord, in his word.
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