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Resist Hook and Bait

13 A foolish woman is clamorous;
She is simple, and knows nothing.
14 For she sits at the door of her house,
On a seat by the highest places of the city,
15 To call to those who pass by,
Who go straight on their way:
16 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”;
And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
17 “Stolen water is sweet,
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the dead are there,
That her guests are in the depths of hell.

Solomon-Proverbs 9:13-18 NKJV

Receive wisdom and instruction from the word of God. Let understanding guide you as you meditate on His word day and night.

How diligent the tempter is, to seduce unwary souls into sin! Carnal, sensual pleasure, stupifies conscience, and puts out the sparks of conviction. This tempter has no solid reason to offer; and where she gets dominion in a soul, all knowledge of holy things is lost and forgotten. She is very violent and pressing. We need to seek and pray for true wisdom, for Satan has many ways to withdraw our souls from Christ. Not only worldly lusts and abandoned seducers prove fatal to the souls of men; but false teachers, with doctrines that flatter pride and give liberty to lusts, destroy thousands. They especially draw off such as have received only partial serious impressions. The depths of Satan are depths of hell; and sin, without remorse, is ruin, ruin without remedy. Solomon shows the hook; those that believe him, will not meddle with the bait. Behold the wretched, empty, unsatisfying, deceitful, and stolen pleasure sin proposes; and may our souls be so desirous of the everlasting enjoyment of Christ, that on earth we may live to him, daily, by faith, and ere long be with him in glory.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

It is better to keep your feet from slipping then to partake of the sin and then feel the remorse afterwards. In all your ways, acknowledge God and He shall direct you (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Pray with me please.

Father God,
Thank You for granting us another opportunity to come into Your glorious presence. You are so real. You are here right with us through all of life’s ups and downs. You provide us with the strength that we need to resist temptation. May we all turn to You before we ever fall into any sort of temptation. Satan is cunning and the flesh is weak. We ask that we would always choose to walk in the Spirit so as to deny the flesh. Put our armor on every day and guard us, Lord. We ask that You would cover our mind, heart and soul with Your word. We plead the blood of Jesus over our thoughts, words and actions. Let everything that we think, say or do be pleasing in Your sight, Oh, Lord, our Redeemer. Thank You for giving us everything that we need to live out our lives for Jesus and in complete submission. We know we need You. We declare that You are God over us. We pray that Your kingdom come and Your will be done. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless.


Published by thefathersfeet

A lady that loves the Lord Jesus Christ and wants to follow Him wholeheartedly in every area every aspect of my life so that in the end I hear, "Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of the Lord." If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, Never let Us Go. God bless.

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