Proverbs 5~day 5

October 7, 2010

Warning against adultery:  "My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.  For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.  Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.  She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not." (v. 1-6) 
I think those verses speak for what the fifth chapter is about.  How evil and no good adultery is in one's life.  I've seen so many times the lives of people thrown upside down due to this act.  We see it everywhere: celebrities being cheated on, countless politicians, maybe you or someone you personally know has gone through it.  I can sit here and say that I don't know what it's like to go through such heartbreak, but I have seen it happen to the lives of celebs and many others in the public eye.  My heart broke for Sandra Bullock when it came out her scum of a husband cheated, and for Elizabeth Edwards when she found out her husband did the same and even fathered a child.  (I watched the Oprah episode about Elizabeth's story and I couldn't stop crying) 
My heart goes out to those who've gone through it -- and for those who don't know about it.  I just cannot believe that anyone could do such a horrible thing to their loved one.  I've thought a lot about what I'd do.  And to this day, I don't know.  I am all about forgiveness, and God says we should forgive, but at the same time I wouldn't be able to trust that person again.  It's a shame we all see stories, or experience it at all. 
"For a man's ways are in full view of the Lord, and He examines all his paths.  The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast.  He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly." (v. 21-23)

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