Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Proverbs 5-7


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Proverbs Chapter Five

  1. Proverbs 5 is the second of five times that Solomon warns his son about sexual sin (Prov. 2:16-19; 5:3-23; 6:20-35; 7:1-27; 9:13-18).
  2. The seductress is seductive (Prov. 5:3).  Mentally, verbally, and physically, the evil attraction of the seductress is very real.  Only spiritually, through wisdom, does the believer see the ugliness of it (Prov. 5:4-6).
  3. Extremity is the key, as proximity is the danger (Prov. 5:8,9-14; 1st Cor. 6:18; 2nd Tim. 2:22).
  4. God’s provision for sexual blessing and happiness is the provision of marriage (Prov. 5:15-19; Song of Solomon; 1st Cor. 7:2-5).
  5. God is the Judge of the adulterer, who cannot keep his secrets from Him (Prov. 5:20-23; Heb. 4:13; 13:4; 1st Thess. 4:3-6).

Proverbs Chapter Six

  1. It is the responsibility of parents to teach wisdom principles to their children which apply to their functioning within society (Prov. 6:1-15).
    1. Wisdom concerning personal debt (Prov. 6:1-5).
    2. Wisdom concerning hard work and personal savings (Prov. 6:6-11).
    3. Wisdom concerning the non-working underworld (Prov. 6:12-15).  Scoundrels and villains (NIV); worthless persons & wicked men (NASB).
  2. Wisdom teaches us that just as the Lord loves—the Lord also hates.
    1. Six things, even seven.  The x and x+1 pattern in Scripture is not intended as a complete list.  It stresses the final item (the x+1 item) and shows it as the culmination of what preceded.
    2. The description of what the Lord hates is a point by point description of Satan’s rebellion, and subsequent satanic activity in the realm of man.
  3. The third passage which warns against sexual immorality stresses the foolishness (lack of wisdom) of the man who goes to the harlot or the adulteress (Prov. 6:20-35).
    1. Wisdom teaches and guards the believer (vv.20-23).
    2. Harlotry is foolish as it brings a man to financial ruin.
    3. Adultery is foolish as it brings a man to physical death.

Proverbs Chapter Seven

  1. Proverbs 7 is the fourth, and longest of the warnings Solomon gives to his son concerning sexual immorality.
  2. Having a one-spirit relationship with the Lord helps defend the believer against the one-flesh relationship of sexual immorality (Prov. 7:1-5; 1st Cor. 6:15-20).
  3. Solomon uses the example of a foolish young man to teach his sons (Prov. 7:6-27).
    1. The naïve youth is lacking sense (v.7).  His parents did not instill prudence, knowledge & discretion into him, as per the purpose of Proverbs (Prov. 1:4).
    2. The naïve youth is in the wrong neighborhood.
    3. The naïve youth is there at all the wrong times of evening and night.
    4. The naïve youth is an easy victim for the prowling harlot.
  4. The warning is summarized (Prov. 7:24-27).  She has had many victims before you, and will have many more after you.