THE STORY OF JESUS: Proverbs 5-7
“Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?” (Proverbs 6:27)
This warning about an adulterous woman applies to ALL sexual temptation.
It was not just in that time that Satan used sex to ruin people.
Lust and sexual sin are like fire in our lap, or walking on coals.
We will get burned, and others will get burned as well.
We live in a sex-saturated society, and we are seeing people getting burned.
Thankfully more of its victims are being heard, and perpetrators exposed.
But the way sexuality is flaunted today is only feeding the beast in us.
Satan is enjoying our sexual ‘freedom’, enslaving many with it.
Christians are not immune, Satan is finding many victims here too.
There are constant news stories of christians charged with sexual crimes.
As a Jesus follower, I need to heed this warning for myself.
How is Satan baiting me, and where am I playing with fire?
How serious do I take these threats, and what am I doing to protect myself?
Jesus can help us in this, but we need to reach out to Him for His help!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, Satan is good at what he does, and I am attacked every day. Help me to stay close to You, and to hold on tighter when temptation comes my way.