240227 – Proverbs 5

Proverbs 5:3-4: “For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.” 

Often times, sin that seemed fun and satisfying at first ends in bitterness and pain. 

I loved riding my bike as a kid. My parents would let me ride all over the neighborhood, aside from one gravel hill that was off limits. One day, I disobeyed my parents and walked my bike to the top of the path. I wanted to feel the rush of going fast with the added rush of breaking a silly rule. I started down the hill, and it was exciting and fast. Until I hit my break. Bike breaks don’t work the same way on gravel. I crashed so severely that my helmet broke in half, and my parents had to extract tiny pieces of rock from all over my arms and legs. 

Sin is tempting because it is usually fun for a little while! It feels good until it causes you to fall fast and hard. Recognize the long-term dangers of temptation. Hold firm to what you know is right and true. 

What’s one area where you’re starting down that hill and need to ask God for the strength to turn back and do what’s right?