And I found that [of all sinful follies none
has been so ruinous in seducing one away
from God as idolatrous women] more bitter
than death is the woman whose heart is
snares and nets and whose hands are bands.
Whoever pleases God shall escape from her, but the sinner shall be taken by her. –http://bible.com/8/ECC7.26.AMP
…whose heart is SNARES and NETS and whose hands are BANDS.
She seems beautiful. ?
She seems perfect. ?
She seems breathtaking. ?
She seems like maybe the only thing that can satisfy you at the moment. ?
But she’ll take your integrity,
You might not even know it or feel it at first….. and by the time you do….it’s too late.
Her snares, nets, and bands are all wrapped around you.
Around your heart.
Around your mind.
Around your emotions.
You yell out for freedom.
Because you know now that it was all a lie. A mirage. Fake. Devilish.
How could something that might’ve looked so good at times actually be the very thing that DESTROYS your own soul…?
The very trap that has caused many strong men to fall into.
But he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of hell.
Porn. ..Pornography is a little word that creates HUGE damage. Not only for the person viewing and being “entertained” by it. BUT also for those in that industry.
I have witnessed the pain and hurt and destruction that it causes. And let me just say it takes a lot of forgiveness and God’s love to heal.
But I am not only talking about pornography.
●Adultery. You truly want to remain faithful. But “Ms. Loo-Loo busty” or “Mr. Hotty” just seem to keep eyeing you and well.. once won’t really hurt, right? .. . .
●Having sex before marriage when you know and believe that it is wrong. When you are trying to save yourself but temptation calls and you are feeling weak. …. . .
For she has cast down many wounded, And all who were slain by her were strong men. Her house is the way to hell, Descending to the chambers of death.
Maybe you say…
“Too late. I am already too deep in now to get out.”
Maybe her snares, nets and bands have already begun to spin themselves around you.
Yes, it may have a strong grip on you
BUT nothing is STRONGER than God’s power…if you want it.
If you are married Or are in a faithful relationship. ..please don’t give in to that seductive ‘chick’ or ..’hunk’.
It’s not worth it.
For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil.
But in the end she is as bitter as poison, as dangerous as a double-edged sword.
Just a few more verses that warn us:
■….sleeping with another man’s wife will cost you your life.
■But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself.
■..she seduced him with her pretty speech and enticed him with her flattery.
Marriage can get hard at times.
But Staying loyal and faithful to your spouse is not only a vow you made on your wedding day but it is also a beautiful gift that your spouse or spouse-to-be will always be thankful for and cherish!
Plus staying true to one woman most definitely makes you a REAL man!
And the world sure does NEED more of them!!! 😀
So stay true, stay faithful, stay pure.
~And if your married…love & respect your spouse …and what the heck have some fun doing it. 😉
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