Daily Bible Reading “The Danger of Adultery” (Proverbs 5:1-6)

Danger_Sign_LThe Danger of Adultery

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 5:1-6. Solomon tells his son, “My son, pay attention to my wisdom, and listen to my understanding: so you might guard your discretion, and so your lips may keep knowledge.”

He warns his son that  an adulteress woman flatters with her mouth. Her lips drip words like honey from a honeycomb. Her words are smoother than oil.

Solomon warns his son that becoming involved with strange women can lead to destruction. Her end is bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet lead to death; her steps take hold on hell.

As you think about the path of life, remember her ways are unstable, that you can not know them.

Solomon warns that if you’re not careful you can get involved in situations where you don’t realize the outcome. You may think at the moment that it is a good idea, but the enemy has ways of tempting you into situations that become destructive.

You have to continuously guard your heart and your steps in life. You need to watch the choices you make and be on guard against those who will try to tempt you to do things that are not right in the sight of the LORD.

Even though Solomon is talking to his son, this warning can go both ways. Women need to be on guard as well and protect their integrity by not being convinced to do things that will later come back to haunt them.


Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 5:1-6

1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.


Things to think about:

  • What is Solomon warning his son about in this Scripture?
  • How does he describe the strange woman in this Scripture?
  • What does he say will happen in the end?


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in Proverbs we see that Solomon is trying to pass his wisdom down to his son. He warns his son about getting involved with strange women. Help us to take heed to Solomon’s warning and realize that the decisions we make in life can destroy our testimony and our lives. Keep us from evil. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.


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