Proverbs 5:7-8 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
Over the years, I’ve heard so many people tell of a house in their neighborhood that seemed spooky. For some it was an old abandon house, and the story goes that people may have been killed there, and the house is filled with ghosts. For others it was a house where an elderly couple lived. Somehow, they seemed angry and upset most of the time. (Could it possibly have been because of all of the annoying neighborhood kids?) Nevertheless, stories start to go around of how they are mean old people who will do you harm if you go near the house. For whatever reason there always seemed to be, in every neighborhood, a house kids did not want to go near. Although the stories of these places were likely made up and highly exaggerated, the fear of these houses was very real. No one had to beg children to get away from there; they just did not go there. The fear of what might happen was all it took to keep them away.
Solomon begs his son not to turn away from his sayings. Unlike the stories of haunted houses and mean older people, these sayings aren’t made up. These are life’s tried and true words of wisdom. Solomon wanted his son to have that childlike fear of the ways of sin. Let the fear of what might happen keep you from it. Behind the door of sin there’s waiting dishonor, disease, despair, and even doom. You won’t go inside the place of sin, if you never go to sin’s door.
Knock knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad you did not fall for sins tricks. Ok, so that a really old and bad joke. However, it’s a joy to be right. Right with man and right with God. RIGHT?
Will you listen to Solomon’s and God’s warnings today?
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