Proverbs 5:6-9 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them. 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: Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
Over the years, I have heard so many people tell of a house in his, or her neighborhood, that seemed spooky. For some it was an old abandon house, and as the story goes, it’s said that people lost their life there, and the house was now 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 most 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 once again begs his son not to turn away from his sayings. Unlike the stories of the haunted houses, and mean older people, these sayings are not made up. These are life’s tried, and true words of wisdom. Solomon wanted his son, and all who read these words, to have that same type of childlike fear, when it came to the ways of sin. Stay away from it. Let the fear of what might happen keep you from it. Because, behind every door of sin there lies in waiting disappointment, dishonor, disease, despair, and even doom. You’ll not go inside the place of sin, if you never go near sin’s door.
Knock knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad you did not fall for sins tricks. Ok, so it’s a bad joke. However, it’s a joy to be right. Right with man, and right with God. RIGHT?
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Numbers 15 – 17 / Proverbs 5:6-9
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 26 – 27 / Mark 5
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