Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 5

Gold Nugget

Verse 3: For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil;

I hate cilantro. For cilantro lovers, the idea of someone disliking cilantro is shocking. For cilantro-haters, the plant tastes like soap. The issue is genetics. Scientist have discovered that some people have a variation in a group of olfactory-receptor genes that allows them to strongly perceive the soapy-flavored aldehydes in cilantro leaves. I am not weird; I simply have a genetic superpower. Okay, I am weird, but for other reasons. When it comes to temptation, each one is custom designed for the one being tempted. By that I mean, you can only be tempted with something you find desirable. I’ve often said that the enemy can never tempt me with cilantro. If he wants to bring me down, he has a better chance with German Chocolate Cake. Like today’s gold nugget, “3 For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil;

 We want our desires to be innocent or justifiable. Today’s gold nugget mentions the immoral women’s lips sweet like honey. We may quickly contend that honey is good for us! Even Proverb 24:13 says, “My son, eat honey because it is good, and the honeycomb which is sweet to your taste;Today’s gold nugget also mentions the immoral women’s mouth smooth as oil. We may respond with, “Doesn’t God anoint with oil?” However, the verse that follows today’s gold nugget reads, “4 But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.Because the enemy tempts us with things we desire, we often miss the evil in his objective. Let us be aware of our weaknesses and guard the traps the enemy lays before us.


Lord, I know the enemy is aware of my desires. Help to be on guard for the times he attempts to exploit even my hidden desires. Amen

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