Proverbs 5 3-5-19

Have you ever wondered why sex is such a big deal in our world, in history? “I’m hooked on a feelin’…”

3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;

With guys, it’s about the feeling and/or the conquest. With gals, it’s about the relationship and/or the control. What feeds our “needs” is our circumstances and our opportunities. We show who or Who is in control of our lives by how we respond.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Mt 5:5

Meekness is controlled strength. Runners are controlled until they hear the starter sound. They are the masters of their bodies and their minds at that moment. If not, then they will fail to reach their full potential. We all are that way in that we, too, are working to be in control of our bodies and our minds.

8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

We should take great comfort in the fact that people through the centuries have fought the same fight. We CAN resist the enemy when he comes and tempts us with the same old sins of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (1 John 2:16). How?

10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1Pe 5:8-10

Let’s rejoice today in this promise and work hard to overcome our first impulses to react to how we feel. THINK IT THROUGH according to the Word of God.

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