[Pro 7:2 ESV] keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye;
[Pro 7:3 ESV] bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.
[Pro 7:4 ESV] Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call insight your intimate friend,
[Pro 7:5 ESV] to keep you from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words.
A young man is more easily lead astray by beauty.
[Pro 7:6 ESV] For at the window of my house I have looked out through my lattice,
[Pro 7:7 ESV] and I have seen among the simple, I have perceived among the youths, a young man lacking sense,
[Pro 7:8 ESV] passing along the street near her corner, taking the road to her house
[Pro 7:9 ESV] in the twilight, in the evening, at the time of night and darkness.
Darkness gives us a sense of security to sin.
[Pro 7:10 ESV] And behold, the woman meets him, dressed as a prostitute, wily of heart.
[Pro 7:11 ESV] She is loud and wayward; her feet do not stay at home;
[Pro 7:12 ESV] now in the street, now in the market, and at every corner she lies in wait.
[Pro 7:13 ESV] She seizes him and kisses him, and with bold face she says to him,
She is religious.
[Pro 7:14 ESV] "I had to offer sacrifices, and today I have paid my vows;
She is a liar. She came out to meet anyone with money.
[Pro 7:15 ESV] so now I have come out to meet you, to seek you eagerly, and I have found you.
[Pro 7:16 ESV] I have spread my couch with coverings, colored linens from Egyptian linen;
[Pro 7:17 ESV] I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
[Pro 7:18 ESV] Come, let us take our fill of love till morning; let us delight ourselves with love.
She is a married woman.
[Pro 7:19 ESV] For my husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey;
[Pro 7:20 ESV] he took a bag of money with him; at full moon he will come home."
The Consequence; Death and hell.
[Pro 7:21 ESV] With much seductive speech she persuades him; with her smooth talk she compels him.
[Pro 7:22 ESV] All at once he follows her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a stag is caught fast
[Pro 7:23 ESV] till an arrow pierces its liver; as a bird rushes into a snare; he does not know that it will cost him his life.
Adultery was a capital offense.
Sexual Immorality is an easy path to hell.
[Pro 7:24 ESV] And now, O sons, listen to me, and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
[Pro 7:25 ESV] Let not your heart turn aside to her ways; do not stray into her paths,
[Pro 7:26 ESV] for many a victim has she laid low, and all her slain are a mighty throng.
[Pro 7:27 ESV] Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.
A Repentant Prostitute.
[Jos 2:1 NIV] Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. "Go, look over the land," he said, "especially Jericho." So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.
[Jos 2:2 NIV] The king of Jericho was told, "Look, some of the Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land."
[Jos 2:3 NIV] So the king of Jericho sent this message to Rahab: "Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they have come to spy out the whole land."
[Jos 2:4 NIV] But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, "Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from.
In the line of Jesus the King of Heaven.
[Mat 1:5 NIV] Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse,… the father of King David.
In the hall of fame for Faith.
[Hbr 11:31 NIV] By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.
James making the point that faith without action is not true faith.
[Jam 2:25 NIV] In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?
[Jam 2:26 NIV] As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
Perfect time to share the Gospel.
The action does not send you to hell.
Being a sinner condemns you to eternal punishment.
What’s the difference; Condition VS Action.
[Gal 5:19 ESV] Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,
[Gal 5:20 ESV] idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,
[Gal 5:21 ESV] envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Works of the Spirit.
[Gal 5:22 ESV] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
[Gal 5:23 ESV] gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
[Gal 5:24 ESV] And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
[Gal 5:25 ESV] If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
It’s not about where you have been, it’s about where you are going.
[Rom 8:1 NIV] Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
[Rom 8:2 NIV] because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
[Rom 8:3 NIV] For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh,
[Rom 8:4 NIV] in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Who do you live for? God or yourself?
[Rom 8:5 NIV] Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
[Rom 8:6 NIV] The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
[Rom 8:7 NIV] The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.
[Rom 8:8 NIV] Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.