Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Seductress

Yesterday I shared a word on treasuring The words of Jesus in our hearts. My inspiration came from Prv 7:1. The rest of Prv 7 gives the reason we should treasure and obey His word. Verse 4 say to wisdom, You are my sister and call understanding your nearest kin. Verse 5 - That they may keep you from the immoral woman, from the seductress who flatters with her words. When we put the most value in hearing, keeping and obeying His word understanding and wisdom become a part of who we are. True understanding and wisdom can only come from treasuring His word. Now this verse could apply literally to a immoral woman wanting to catch someone in adultery. But I think the meaning is deeper than that because there are things in this world that are continually calling out to us to seduce us into committing adultery against Christ. Seduce means to entice lead astray. Verse 12 At times outside, at times in the open square, lurking at every corner. The immoral woman can be openly apparent or she can be subtly hidden. Col 2:8 - Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit: according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. This verse describes the things that will seduce us into leaving our relationship with Christ. We should beware and make sure we are not being led astray by other voices that seem right and are very attractive but the end of following them is death. Jesus is the only way to life and peace. There is no other way to abundant life but through hearing and obeying Jesus. In verse 7 of Col 2 we are encourages to be rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as we have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Roots come out of a seed and are the foundation of a plant. The words of Christ are seeds that are planted in out hearts. As these words are planted in our hearts they become nourished and watered by the Holy Spirit and become plants that produce the fruit of Christ in our lives. These words abound inthe life of a faithful christian. Faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by the word of God (Rms 10:17). Lord I pray that we may be rooted and grounded in You and Your words and keep us from the immoral woman. Amen!!!