PROVERB PRACTICALS  

 

Proverbs 6:25,  Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

The father continues to instruct the son in: Proverbs 6:25, as he tells him to:

Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

Here, a beautiful woman is described, perhaps even standing afar off from the son.

But she is not a woman of God, but an evil woman, a strange woman who will use her beauty in ways for which God did not purpose her beauty be used.

Beautyís purpose is always for Godís glory.

As we glory in God when we observe a beautiful sunset, all beauty should bring glory to God.

But this woman is not interested in bringing glory to God but is interested in bringing glory to herself.

And she is interested in bringing others to herself instead of bringing others to God.

She so adorns herself to bring attention to herself.

She is not satisfied to enjoy the natural God given beauty but she enhances her physical beauty so as to attract others to herself.

The father goes straight to the problem for which he is preparing his son.

The commandments and law in the home are such that his son will be prepared to keep from lusting after the beauty of the evil woman for lusting after her beauty in his heart is adultery in the sight of God.

For what takes place in the heart is what God calls important, not only that which takes place in the bed.

For out of the heart are the issues of life.

What takes place in the bed is just verification of what took place in the heart.

A thief does not have to steal to prove himself a thief for stealing first takes place in the heart.

And what takes place in the heart does not confine itself to the heart but ordinarily pushes on to outward acts of sin.

As James 1:14 says,  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

So lust not: is the word given to the son.

Personal responsibility is commanded.

It is your responsibility to avoid the lust of the flesh.

It is what is in your heart that will keep you from the evil woman.

To lust means to desire eagerly.

To long for, to have carnal desire (being in the natural state, unregenerate, (The carnal mind is enmity against God)), to desire eagerly the gratification of carnal appetite.

The Lord Jesus Christ told us in Matthew 5,  Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committeth adultery with her already in his heart.

So this wise father knows where the birth of lust takes place, it takes place in the heart.

Lust not after her beauty in thine heart.

He prepares his son to deal with matters in the heart.

Donít let her eyelids that have been enhanced to capture you, fool you into submission.

Know your adversary and your adversaryís weapons, for the eyes of an evil woman are her weapons.

It is said that the eye is the window to the soul.

So this evil woman disguises her eyes with enhancements so as to keep the window to her soul closed to her victims.

To keep knowledge of her inward wickedness, she enhances her outward beauty.

Beauty is skin deep but ugly goes to the bone!

So she involves herself in cover up.

She involves herself in hypocrisy.

So a good rule of thumb, son is to stay away from women who adorn their eyes and eyelids in ways to attract attention to themselves and to encourage lust in a man.

He will be brought to great riches and to utter poverty by the same lust of the flesh.

By lusting after the whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread.

How a man will drive himself, how the worldís economy depends upon a manís fear of poverty!

Not having food on the table, or clothes on the back will drive a bread winner to all sorts of activity.

But we see here how the evil woman, the whorish woman, the strange woman, the adulteress woman can blind the eye to the activity of accumulation and turn a man from the drive to acquire to the drive to only acquire what the whorish woman has to give.