Seductress


As I was reading in Proverbs 5, it's saying (in the Passion translation), "Listen." Two times in verse 1! It's talking about listening to wisdom. 

It's saying, "Remember, the lips of a seductress" (or a promiscuous woman) "are unstable, alluring. Her words are sweet like honey. Her words are smooth like music in your ears, but I promise you this -- in the end, all you'll be left with is a bitter conscience, for the sting of your sin will pierce your soul like a sword. She'll ruin your life and drag you into death; lead you straight to hell." When the enemies of Israel could not defeat them in war, they would send ‘seducing’ women into the camp.  This is a "guarding your heart" issue. So, what are the seductresses in my life?  The word that keeps coming to me over that is a seductress is "busyness." Busy. Going. Striving. Distractions. They form habits. They lead me to temptations. I get passive. "The sting of your sin will pierce your soul like a sword." Maybe I'm full of excuses. "She will drag you down to death and lead you straight to hell."  The question is, what if I had given everything? Where am I allowing the seductress to come into my life in the form of food habits, shopping habits, financial habits, health habits, relationship habits?  Maybe I'm being seduced and don't even know it!