Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 7

Soon she has him eating out of her hand, bewitched by her honeyed speech. Before you know it, he’s trotting behind her, like a calf led to the butcher shop, Proverbs 7:21-22 (TM)

As much as Solomon wrote about the seductress, the same can be true for both sexes. The culture in which Solomon wrote was one in which women had little or no status. Sex was, perhaps, the one way women could wield any kind of power of men. The reality is that the principles are true whether it is a female seducing a male or a male seducing a female. The bottom line is that we all need to guard our hearts.

I also walk away from the chapter thinking about Solomon, one of the most affluent kings of his time, who had hundreds of wives and concubines. It doesn’t change the truth of the teaching, but I wonder how he reconciled it in his own mind.
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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 7”

  1. Isn’t it crazy how scripture doesn’t hold back? Quite a descriptive chapter, eh?
    The verse that struck me today is a familiar one, “write it out on the back or your hands; etch it on the chambers of your heart.”
    I’m amazed how clearly God tells us that without Him our temptations will be too much. With him embedded into our being, we will be able to make the right choices and decisions. Isn’t this what we desire?

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