Learning to trust God is tough; our lives are at risk. But, to not trust Him is to shun our Creator! Should He not have a say in our lives?
21 For a man’s ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths. Pr 5:21
Our lives are like open books before the LORD; we can’t hide anything. Does He judge us? In this life, He strives with us to turn to Him for help, comfort, direction, protection, love, acceptance, fulfillment–anything and everything that we, as humans, desire. He KNOWS what Desire does to us.
This chapter is written to young men and is literal. It can also be expanded to include anything that becomes an obsession. If we substitute “unrestrained desire” for the “adulterous woman,” then the chapter becomes relevant to every aspect of our lives. Add to the mix our enemy, the devil, and we have a recipe for potential disaster. How can we beat such odds?
First, we understand the danger of sin: SIN DESTROYS US. Sin is rebellion against God. It is us going rogue. What happens to us?
22 The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. Pr 5:22
Add to that, Satan, who wants to destroy us:
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; Jn 10:10a
and we have a lose/lose situation-unless we listen to God!
Second, we accept that Jesus wants to save us and give us life, a life full of Him and everything that comes with Him:
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Jn 10:10b
Enough said! These two truths are the reason I get up every morning and have focused, intimate time with Jesus. May you grasp the importance of having your own time with Him.