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Proverbs 7:4-5 Forming a kinship with wisdom protects you from seduction

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How do you protect yourself from a seductress?  First of all you must realize that the seductress is not a flesh and blood woman.  She is a word that comes to appeal to your inner desires.  Humans are vulnerable because we want things that we see, we covet many things that we don't posess and we want to demonstrate our worth to others.  These desires make us easy prey for the seductress.  She knows how to appeal to these desires.  People who are devoid of wisdom and understanding cannot see the danger!  This is why God begs us to form a close bond with Him and His word.  He knows that it will protect us from the enticing trap of those who seek to seduce.  We gain power to resist the seductress when we pursue God's wisdom on a daily basis.  We must ask God to "Give us this day our daily bread (the ability to apply His word)".  When we acquire wisdom and understanding, the words of the seductress fall on deaf ears!

Proverbs 1:20-23 A voice is crying out to the naïve to turn, listen and become wise

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There is a voice crying out to the naive in the midst of all the Corona noise.  A naive person is someone who lacks wisdom or the ability to judge prudently.  This is the meaning of "simple" in this Proverb.  What makes "simplicity" so tragic is the fact that "wisdom" continues to cry out to those that are in love with being "simple"!  These verses highlight God's love for us, even in the midst of our stubborness.  Many are so in love with "their own way", that even a life-changing pandemic is not enough to cause them to turn and listen to the voice of God.  A naieve person can only be transformed when they choose to turn and consider that voice crying in the streets!

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