PROVERB PRACTICALS  

 

Proverbs 6:25,26,  Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

What brings wreck and ruin into a manís life?

That which is against the will of God brings wreck and ruin into a manís life!

As John records in: I John 2:16,17,  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

That which is of the world is temporal and that which promotes the will of God is eternal.

Lust is temporal because it is of the the world and the world will pass away.

Notice the order of that which is against the will of the Father.

The lust of the flesh is first in line and that is what the wise father first addresses.

It is certainly the lust of the flesh that rears its head in the life of a young man.

The lust of the flesh is multi-directional.

It will cause a man to cheat, to lie, to steal to gain the riches of this world and yet it will cause a man to lose all that he gains because of his lust toward the whorish woman.

 

Proverbs 6:25,26,  Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

Note here that this woman is a hunter.

and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

She is a hunter of a precious life.

This word hunt means to lie alongside, that is to wait patiently to take an animal.

It is the picture of a hunter in a tree stand awaiting an innocent animal to come by.

The animal does not know he is being hunted.

As a hunter she uses decoys, she uses feed stands, she uses bird calls, she uses camoflouge.

She uses whatever it takes to catch the precious life.

And what she uses convinces her prey that he must have her in spite of certain ruin and loss of all that he formerly considered valuable.

He sells his life for nothing but a temporary satisfaction of the flesh.

He willingly and gladly sacrifices the permanent on the altar of the immediate.

He throws away all that was valuable in his life and gains nothing for it.

He willingly loses his name,

he willingly loses his wife,

he willingly loses his children,

he willingly loses his home,

he willingly loses his treasures

because he did not take heed of his fatherís commandment and his motherís law.

They were not to him a binding about his heart, he did not follow their lead as he walked, as he slept, or as he awakened.

And for all this, this proverbs father intends to prepare his son, for as far as this father is concerned, it is a matter of life or death!

To this father it is a matter of heaven or hell.

It is a matter of eternal life or eternal damnation.

Can adultery bring such drastic results?

This father thinks so as he goes on to elaborate.

For he asks two questions.

He proposes an action and a guaranteed resultant reaction in either question. Go to Proverbs 6:27-29