Proverbs 7:4-7 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words. For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
Talking about some subjects in life presents itself as a bit difficult. It’s often hard to face discussions about sickness, and disease. It’s not always easy to talk about world tragedies, such as deaths from volcanic eruptions, or earthquakes, which take hundreds of lives. It’s uncomfortable for parents to talk about drugs with their children, because they sometimes come off sounding out of the loop. While a parent may be thinking of marijuana, and LSD, the youth are faced with crack, methamphetamines, or whatever the latest designer drug is.
Therefore, instead of facing difficult issues, we often do the wrong thing, and we avoid them. Rather than putting ourselves in the uncomfortable position of not knowing about a subject, we just say nothing. The problem is someone is teaching the teens, and youth of today. If we don’t, the world will.
Solomon talks to his son of a simple one, who is void of understanding. They are not the mentally disabled, who at times can’t decide for themselves. Nor a child raised away from society, sheltered from the real world. This person just didn’t have any warning of the dangers of the world. Naive to the sin around them, and the price paid because of sin. They are void of understanding, because they have no knowledge of the truth.
As hard as it is for us to talk with our children, and friends about the price of sexual, and social sins, we need to reconsider the consequences. If we don’t tell them the truth, you can be sure that Satan will tempt them with a lie.
As you go through your day today, take a look around you. Observe all the people who are walking by. Those in your class, in your lunchroom, at the restaurant you dine in, and neighbors on the streets where you live. See all your friends, and your neighbors in the community. Has anyone warned them of the price of sin? Have you? If not, ask yourself this. Who will?
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