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

Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
And call understanding your nearest kin,
That they may keep you from the immoral woman,
From the seductress who flatters with her words.  -Proverbs 7:4-5

 

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!

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