Sexual promiscuity, in the eyes of many, is not “all that bad” or “something than can’t be helped” or is “just the way things are.” For some it has been “labeled an addiction” that needs to be “cured.” For others it is not “what I had planned - but just happened.” And far too many have been desensitized to the fact that it is sin and simply wrong, or if it’s “consensual” it’s OK.
Not in God’s sight. It is sin and clearly wrong.
God, speaking through Solomon, graphically set the standards for a sexual life style that He would bless and the consequences for those who disregard His position.
Following God’s wisdom brings justice, safety, deliverance, good, godly friends, pleasure, peace, security, longevity, wellness, a wholesome life and certainly His very best blessings.
On the other hand...The “passing pleasure” of indulging in a life of adulterous living however has its own “rewards.” Solomon writes, “Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.” It would seem that this would cause many to pause and ponder about sexual misconduct. But it does not stop there: “Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.”
What a powerful “exposé” of the sin of adultery.
Our choice is very clear: we can enjoy intimacy and pleasure that comes from following God’s plan for sex, or a path that ends in the chamber of death.
Prayer: Lord, as always, the choice is ours. If we want a “God-blest life” we must follow Your commands. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Proverbs 7:26, 27 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng. Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.