How Wisdom and Immorality Don’t Mix II

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Sincerity Having Peace Instagram Post. 05/18/2022 8:00am

7-14 So, my friend, listen closely;

    don’t treat my words casually.

Keep your distance from such a woman;

    absolutely stay out of her neighborhood.

You don’t want to squander your wonderful life,

    to waste your precious life among the hardhearted.

Why should you allow strangers to take advantage of you?

    Why be exploited by those who care nothing for you?

You don’t want to end your life full of regrets,

    nothing but sin and bones,

Saying, “Oh, why didn’t I do what they told me?

    Why did I reject a disciplined life?

Why didn’t I listen to my mentors,

    or take my teachers seriously?

My life is ruined!

    I haven’t one blessed thing to show for my life!”

-Proverbs 5:7-14 The Message

7 And now, O sons, listen to me,

    and do not depart from the words of my mouth.

8 Keep your way far from her,

    and do not go near the door of her house,

9 lest you give your honor to others

    and your years to the merciless,

10 lest strangers take their fill of your strength,

    and your labors go to the house of a foreigner,

11 and at the end of your life, you groan,

    when your flesh and body are consumed,

12, and you say, “How I hated discipline,

    and my heart despised reproof!

13 I did not listen to the voice of my teachers

    or incline my ear to my instructors.

14 I am at the brink of utter ruin

    in the assembled congregation.”

Verses 11-13 studies: Thre are no second chances as it will be too late to ask for advice come judgment day. When the desire is activated, people don’t want advice; they want satisfaction. Resistance is the best way to learn before temptation. So don’t wait to see what happens. Instead, prepare for it by deciding how you will act when you face it.

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.

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