Lives Are Easily Wrecked by Immorality

Some years ago, the most married man in the world was found in Yugoslavia. It happened this way: A young woman confided to her girl cousin of her impending marriage to a man. The bridegroom was so shy and timid that he wanted to keep the marriage a secret. The cousin got curious. … More

Immorality

This is really a sad story as we read it but even more sad as we see it happen to young men we know personally. Can you think of people you have known who has ruined and wrecked their lives in immorality. Happy is the young man who will heed this warning and live by its instruction.

Obviously this young man got himself into trouble because he wandered near this wicked woman’s house. He was taken in before he realized the tremendous price he would pay by yielding to this temptation. He desperately needed to follow the example of Joseph in (Gen. 39:6-12) by running  for his life. By yielding to this terrible act of sin he exposed himself to the dangers of venereal disease or even death by an angry husband as we read about in our papers today. As we read  about the downfall of this young man we can see how weak we really are in the flesh. The writer says to pay close attention to what he has to say (v. 24). Our defense must be threefold:

  1. Guard our mind (heart) (v. 25) - Danger strikes when  these thoughts capture our attention.
  2. Keep away from this type situation  (v.25) - literally run as Joseph did.
  3. Look at the results (vv. 26-27) - it will only bring heartbreak and eternal damnation.

Application

It is important that I discuss with my family how sin begins in our thought life. Talk about the effects of watching wrong T.V. programs or reading wrong magazines. Read (Philippians 4:8).

Proverbs 7:19-27 (English Standard Version)

"For my husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey; he took a bag of money with him; at full moon he will come home." With much seductive speech she persuades him; with her smooth talk she compels him. All at once he follows her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a stag is caught fast till an arrow pierces its liver; as a bird rushes into a snare; he does not know that it will cost him his life. And now, O sons, listen to me, and be attentive to the words of my mouth. Let not your heart turn aside to her ways; do not stray into her paths, for many a victim has she laid low, and all her slain are a mighty throng. Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.

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