Wisdom Series: Proverbs 7
Proverbs 7- Warning
Proverbs 2- 4
“Keep my commandments and live, and my law as the apple of thine eye”
“Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart”
“Say Unto wisdom, Thou are my sister and call understanding thy kingdom”
Apple of thine eye- The eyeball or the globe of the eye with pupil (clear center-light) is called the apple from it round shape. It is valuable and has careful protection (eyelid automatically closes when there is the lease possibility of danger made at it).
In this instance, it is about obedience.
Bind them upon thy fingers- Wear his instructions like a ring on a finger, so that they go where ever you go and are present with whatever you take in your hand (what you do). Always in view. Ready and familiar. Memorial.
Wisdom-sister- Embrace wisdom and make wisdom near and dear to you. A close sister would never let you get involved in someone or something that is not good for you. You trust a close sister because you know she has your best interests at heart.
Understanding-kinswoman- When understanding is your kinswoman, you fear God and want to live by His wisdom. You have received His words and warning to avoid worldly temptations. You are totally against fornication and adultery, despise pornography, lascivious movies and music, and even flirtatious talking and texting.
Proverbs 7: 7
“And behold among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding.”
In the rest of this passage it deals with a young man without understanding who is lured away by a strange woman (lust and evil). She fools him with words.
We have to pray to be strong against the enticements of the devil. Remember the devil is not the pan with horns, but he comes in different shapes and forms to deceive you to walk into the path of darkness.
“Her house is the way to hell, going down to chambers of death.”
This verse shows the true results of following the traps of the enemy. This is a warning of wisdom. There is nothing good that comes from following the pleasure of sin.
My prayer today is for the men and women on earth. The enemy uses lust and pleasure to keep people away from God and his will for their lives. You have to be focused on God and his desires for our walk with him. If we keep him and his standards at the front of our mind and heart, we will be able to walk in wisdom out of the hands of the enemy. All of this is possible as long are we are in Christ. We do not have to be slaves to the devil.