Proverbs 5:1-5 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge. For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
Many of you will remember the old saying, “It’s as easy as taking candy from a baby.” I would think we all know what that means. Yet just to be sure, it’s supposed to refer to something that’s very simple to do, like taking candy away from a baby is physically very simple to do. However, doing it without being noticed, or caught, well, that may be quite another thing.
If you don’t believe me, try this sometime. (First, get the child’s parents consent. Don’t just go out experimenting with random babies.) Take a large piece of candy that you know a baby cannot swallow, and let the baby lick on it for just a few minutes. Now reach in, and take the candy from that baby. Taking the candy back physically should prove to be relatively easy. However, more than likely, you’re going to have one loud, squalling baby on your hands. Furthermore, everyone around is going to be looking questionably at you, standing there holding a gooey piece of candy which you just took from that innocent baby. If they don’t call you a selfish pig, they’ll be thinking it. God does not always work in mysterious ways. It’s true, the ways of God are above men, and so sometimes hard to understand. Nevertheless, God has made His plans for this earth, and your eternal life very clear in His Word.
Taking the candy is easy. Getting away with it is almost impossible. That’s how it is in real life with immoral behavior. You might be able to get away with it for a while, but it will catch up with you. You’ll be caught, and you guessed it; people are going to be looking at you like some sort of pervert.
Sexual sin seems harmless. However, when those thoughts are acted upon, it can destroy the physical body with an untold number of diseases today. Even if that doesn’t happen, it will always wreak havoc on the self-conscience soul. It’s so hard to drive those thoughts from your mind once in. That’s why it’s always best not to let them in! Remember, Proverbs 5:3-5 says; For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
So how do we keep them from driving us crazy? Don’t let them in your mind in the first place. To think of it another way, don’t give candy to a baby, that you might want to take back.
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