Proverbs Chapter 5
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Exhortations to wisdom. The evils of licentiousness. (1-14) Remedies against licentiousness, The miserable end of the wicked. (15-23)1-14 Solomon cautions all young men, as his children, to abstain from fleshly lusts. Some, by the adulterous woman, here understand idolatry, false doctrine, which tends to lead astray men's minds and manners; but the direct view is to warn against seventh-commandment sins. Often these have been, and still are, Satan's method of drawing men from the worship of God into false religion. Consider how fatal the consequences; how bitter the fruit! Take it any way, it wounds. It leads to the torments of hell. The direct tendency of this sin is to the destruction of body and soul. We must carefully avoid every thing which may be a step towards it. Those who would be kept from harm, must keep out of harm's way. If we thrust ourselves into temptation we mock God when we pray, Lead us not into temptation. How many mischiefs attend this sin! It blasts the reputation; it wastes time; it ruins the estate; it is destructive to health; it will fill the mind with horror. Though thou art merry now, yet sooner or later it will bring sorrow. The convinced sinner reproaches himself, and makes no excuse for his folly. By the frequent acts of sin, the habits of it become rooted and confirmed. By a miracle of mercy true repentance may prevent the dreadful consequences of such sins; but this is not often; far more die as they have lived. What can express the case of the self-ruined sinner in the eternal world, enduring the remorse of his conscience!
15-23 Lawful marriage is a means God has appointed to keep from these destructive vices. But we are not properly united, except as we attend to God's word, seeking his direction and blessing, and acting with affection. Ever remember, that though secret sins may escape the eyes of our fellow-creatures, yet a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord, who not only sees, but ponders all his goings. Those who are so foolish as to choose the way of sin, are justly left of God to themselves, to go on in the way to destruction.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Pauline's Proverbs Chapter 5 comment on 1/09/2015, 8:23pm...
The Lord see everything we do and he knows what is in our schemes and thinking.
Cynthia's Proverbs Chapter 5 comment on 1/05/2015, 9:24pm...
some people In general can 't address God 's laws as they were written and my a pension is that they don 't believe are have enough faith to believe that god can deliver anyone at any given time from whatever they 're going through and it can be from the struggles of life itself they might fill as though god doesn 't care because of what they 're going through and ask the question if their 's a god why am i going through these hard times or they may fill they aren 't worthy of his love because of how they 're living their lives.
Art's Proverbs Chapter 5 comment on 11/18/2014, 5:47pm...
Even though Proverbs was written so long ago it deals with today 's battless with the flesh and the evil that lurks within those immoral souls, to keep us from our own retaliation as God says vengeance is mine. Let it go!
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