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Proverbs 5: Sexual Sin is a Scam

November 20, 2022 Speaker: Chris Oswald Series: Proverbs

Topic: Marriage Passage: Proverbs 5:1–23,

 

 

I. Six General Truths Related to Sin

1. We live in a fallen world

2. We are forgetful

3. Flattery is ruinous

4. Sin is a con job

5: Stigmatizing is underrated

Stigmatization, normalization, celebration, participation

6. A joy-filled offense is the best defense

 

A good word from Dr. Luther,

And if this were not sufficient to admonish us to read the Catechism daily, yet we should feel sufficiently constrained by the command of God alone, who solemnly enjoins in Deuteronomy 6:6 that we should always meditate upon His precepts, sitting, walking, standing, lying down, and rising, and have them before our eyes and in our hands as a constant mark and sign. Doubtless He did not so solemnly require and enjoin this without a purpose; but because He knows our danger and need, as well as the constant and furious assaults and temptations of devils, He wishes to warn, equip, and preserve us against them, as with a good armor against their fiery darts and with good medicine against their evil infection and suggestion. Oh, what mad, senseless fools are we that, while we must ever live and dwell among such mighty enemies as the devils are, we nevertheless despise our weapons and defense, and are too lazy to look at or think of them! — Luther

II. Six Specific Truths Related to Sexual Sin

1. We live in a fallen world

2. We are forgetful

Proverbs 5:1–2 ESV

My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding,

that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge.

3. Adultery is a costly con job

Proverbs 5:3–6 ESV

For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil,

but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol;

she does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it.

4. Flattery is ruinous

Proverbs 5:3–4 ESV

For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil,

but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

5. Stigmatizing is underrated

Proverbs 5:3–14 ESV

For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil,

but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol;

she does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it.

And now, O sons, listen to me, and do not depart from the words of my mouth.

Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house,

lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless,

lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner,

and at the end of your life you groan, when your flesh and body are consumed,

and you say, “How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!

I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors.

I am at the brink of utter ruin in the assembled congregation.”

6. A joy-filled offense is the best defense

Proverbs 5:15–19 ESV

Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.

Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets?

Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you.

Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,

a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.

 

 

 

 

 

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