Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 7:6-23. Solomon tells a story about an incident that he witnessed. Solomon said he was looking out the window of his home one evening when he saw a young man going down the street.
The you man passed by the the harlot’s house, when he passed by she ran out to meet him.
Solomon says she is a woman who is loud and boisterous. She is lonely and without so she is in the streets seeking to allure someone in.
She tells the young man that her husband is away on a trip and that she has been waiting and watching for him to come by. She has prepared her bed with fine linens and allures the young man into her house with her flattering lips.
Solomon warns his sons about getting involved with women like this. Sometimes we may find ourselves in situations that at the time seem inviting and tempting. But Solomon warns us to flee the temptations because situations such as this end in heartbreak, destruction, and sometimes even death.
First Corinthians 6:18-20 tells us, “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
Daily Bible Reading:
6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
2 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
14 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
Things to think about:
- In what ways does Satan tempt us to sin?
- How can we flee the temptations to sin?
- What is the best way to handle a situation like this?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read this Scripture we see that Solomon is telling his son a story to get his point across about fleeing the temptations of sin. Help us to do that as well. Help us not to put ourselves in compromising situations so that we can be tempted to sin. Help us to keep our bodies clean and pure. Forgive us of the times that we have failed You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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About the book:
The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways is a Daily Bible Reading Study of the book of Haggai by Deborah H. Bateman. It is the twenty-fifth book in the Daily Bible Reading Series by the author. Haggai was one of the prophets from the Old Testament of the Bible.
In the book of Haggai the LORD reveals a message to Haggai for the people asking them to consider your ways. The LORD also reminded the people through Haggai that He was with them, among other things. These are lessons that we can still use today in our lives.
The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways contains four Daily Bible Reading lessons consisting of a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions to consider called, “Things to think about,” and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individual or group study.
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