Wisdom of Solomon #5

September 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Proverbs 5:3-5 (KJV)

For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.  Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

 

 

  • The Hebrew word for strange woman (zûr) is a primitive root word with the meaning; to turn aside, profane or to be strange.
  • It also has the meaning: apostate to a false religion, of which prostitution formed part. 
  • Therefore, the first apostate woman was Eve.
  • She turned aside from God’s way and the end of her deeds was spiritual death to her and her husband– disconnection from God’s[1] presence:
  • “Her feet went down to death; her steps took hold on hell (Sheol: the place of the dead).”

 

  •  But the application for us today is even more serious.
  • Very few dedicated, committed Christians will turn after a strange woman.
  • But according to the Greek language (of the NT); the spirit/heart (of man) is a masculine noun and the mind/soul (of man) a feminine noun.

 

That’s the reason it speaks of the circumcision of the heart (only a man can be circumcised):

Romans 2:29 (KJV)  But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

And, we have to protect and clothed the genitals of our mind.

1 Peter 1:13a (YLT):  Wherefore having girded up the loins of your mind…

 

  • There are many voices in this world[2].
  • All have their own purpose.
  • And each word is a seed[3], which has the possibility of germinating and producing after its kind[4].
  • Eve listened to the voice of the devil, received the words (seed), meditated upon it (allowing it to germinate) and convinced Adam of partaking too.
  • This lead to spiritual death for both of them – and we are still facing the consequences of their sin.

 

  • In the same way, we can heed to the words of the devil, the world, friends and whoever else.
  • If we do not listened to the Spirit (with our spirits), we will allow our thinking and emotions to rule our spirits, which may lead to spiritual death – disconnection from the Presence of His Spirit.

 

James 1:14-15 (KJV) But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

 

May we be sensitive and obedient to the voice of God’s Spirit.

May we protect our minds against the voices in this world.

And may we live and walk in the spirit.

 


 

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[1] Genesis 3:6-7, (NIV)  When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.  Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.  So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

[2] 1Corinthians 14:10

[3] Matthew 13:19-23, Luke 8:12

[4] Genesis 1:11-12

About Edgar Phillips
Husband, Dad, Ordained Minister and Missionary who loves God, Pastoral & Functional Therapist, Imago Professional Facilitator, EFT practitioner.

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