4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of [this] life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
Read Proverbs 7
Satan has an agenda
Destroy/corrupt the 3 things God has set up.
Government, Church, Family
*Satan can take care of all 3 if he “focuses on the family”. More specifically individuals that make up/lead the family.
Mat 12:29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
*Proverbs will teach you how to rule your palace.
Prov 24:5 A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might
V1-3 “ Keep” = guard
V3 memorize it. “heart”= mind
V4-5 two “women” are introduced. One literal and one metaphoric or personified
V7 What kind of person are we dealing with? PROV 10:13
V8 He wasn’t looking for evil.V9 Guys n Dolls. Sky Masterson to Sergeant Sarah Brown “Sarah, I know the night-time. I live in it. It does funny things to you.”
V10 her “attire”. There is no denying that Satan’s agenda has trickled into the fashion world.
Remember the word “harlot”
V11-13. Her characteristics:
V11.”feet abide not in her house” she is not content and not doing what is expected.
Titus 2:3-5, 1 Timothy 5:14 GUARD AND GUIDE
V14 this is her being a “good little jewish girl” equivalent of a girl inviting over for a “late night bible study” EVIL CAN BE RELIGIOUS
V15-18 this is red light/red flag that anyone with wisdom and understanding would see and run!
Joseph Genesis 39:11-12
V19-20 Bigger red lights. REMEMBER: HE LACKED UNDERSTANDING AND WISDOM
Why didn’t this young man run?
Prov 14:15 Are you that way? It will be bad for relationships, professionally, business transactions etc.
V21 He’s caught
V22-23 “the rod” from Prov 10:13
As an ox to the slaughter –a ring in his nose. We’ve all seen this guy or girl, haven’t we?
Till a dart strike through his liver REMEMBER this dart, it’ll come up again
V26- Solomon was probably referring to his dad (DAVID) her.
V27- Is this talking about a literal death?
Spiritually ineffective, spiritually dead.
It may cost you the family God intended you to have.
What do we do with this?
REMEMBER LUKE 11 AND PROV 24:5
“SCHEMES” anything that can steal your affection for Jesus
SATAN HAS AN AGENDA! “it’s not like a harlot will come running up and kiss me and tell me she desires me”
OR WILL SHE?
M-ake up your mind
S-ubject to someone for accountability
K-eep your heart with all diligence. Prov. 4:23
We are in a war and have been chosen by God to fight.
After we gear up (Eph), NEVER FORGET THAT SATAN HATES YOUR GUTS and he
HAS AN AGENDA
Coincidentally patience is “her”
Some of us lack wisdom b/c we haven’t asked for it.
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