Flattering Lips

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 7

Gold Nugget
Verse 21: 
With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, with her flattering lips she seduced him.

Have you ever heard the old saying, “You catch more flies with vinegar than honey”? Yeah, me neither. The saying actually goes, “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.” The truth about sin and foolish decisions is that they most often have a very appealing lure to them. If someone tried to lure you away from your spouse, they wouldn’t say things like, “Come my love, let us cause immeasurable pain to your children. Enjoy the passion of a long and beautiful divorce. Imagine the pleasure of growing old alone and resented.” The truth may be just as real as those words, but the sales pitch of sin only focuses on the temporary pleasures and leaves out the devastating and destructive results of choosing sin. Today’s “gold nugget” reminds us that, “With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, with her flattering lips she seduced him.

The Scriptures describe sin as words that drop like honey. The appeal of choosing sin is as sweet as honey and seems to only bring pleasure, but the reality of misery is as guaranteed as a rainy day guarantees a wet head. The suffering will be more destructive than the temporary pleasure that sin and temptation has to offer. If we really understood and accepted this we would be more resistant to sin. One of the greatest traps for falling into sinful situations is not knowing or believing the pain of sin. Not knowing the truth in God’s Word leaves you wide open for the enemies greatest weapon, and that’s his lies. If you are not rooted in and standing on the Word, you can fall for anything. Prepare yourself with a steady intake of the scriptures and a knowledge that the devil is a liar and will present sin as an ALMOST irresistible lure.

Lord, help me to remember that nothing this world has to offer me is worth the suffering it brings. No temptation is comparable to the peace and joy that comes from knowing and conforming to your Word. Amen

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