Proverbs 5:8-9 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,
The key to not falling into the adulterers temptation is to not get close enough in the first place. Solomon warns to not even go near the door of her house. The result is a life wasted.
This has so many applications in today society. There are continued access points to impurity through media, social media and opposite sex relationships. These should not be seen as harmless. They should be seen as doors. Doorways to a place that leads first to distraction and then to destruction. In today’s world the doors are many and it seems the access points are unlimited. Therefore if I truly desire to walk in purity I’m must stay as far away from the access points as I can. Whatever the triggers are I need to avoid them.
A few thoughts…
-don’t walk alone.
-be aware of my own vulnerabilities.
-avoid the doorway. I won’t ever go in the house if I don’t hang around the door.
Father thank you for this reminder. Thank you for accountability. Thank you for a couple men who continue to be there for me so I don’t walk alone. The temptation is real but victory is mine. I don’t want to waste my life on stupid decisions that only last in the moment.