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From Samson to Solomon

August 5

"Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell."  Proverbs 5:5

"... less lust is good, lest you lose it all"


"Her" ... is lust personified ... and "death ... hell" are the fatal fragrance of her flower, for there she is rooted.  The slope may be slippery on the way; but upon arrival in Hell, the footing shores up real firm.  Some of the most explicit warnings found anywhere in Scripture surround the sin of fornication, and its inherent "lusts of the flesh".  Thus the Bible is clear in its command for us to: "Flee also youthful lusts" and to: "Lust not after her beauty in thine heart ... Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;"  The moral to all of Scripture's teaching on this most important topic is: 'less lust is good, lest you lose it all '.

Ours indeed, is a lust crazed world, so to the modern day Samson, Solomon warns of three important things to avoid regarding the opposite gender and all her allurements:

  1. Living Quarters: "Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death ... For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.  None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life."

  2. Lids: "... neither let her take thee with her eyelids."

  3. Lips: "For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: ... With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him."

If Delilah had a life verse, perhaps she would choose this one out of Proverbs chapter 7: "For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her." ... and if either Solomon or Samson could speak, they would affirm that lust is a death march to any soul held captive in its grasp. 

"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.  Do not err, my beloved brethren."

For Love of Country
Calvin Coolidge  (1872-1933)
(30th President of the United States)
"The strength of our country is the strength of its religious convictions."

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