Pr. 6:25: “Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, nor let her allure you with her eyelids.”
There are so many things in this world that allure us. It can be another person, as Solomon talks about here, or it can be anything. So many things in our lives can cause us to covet and strongly desire them.
Let’s assume these eyelids of which Solomon is speaking are painted beautifully with extra lashes, lovely colors, and that they are positioned just right for optimal seduction. Do you know that there are entire companies, workforces, and campaigns designed for marketing in this world? People have meetings upon meetings to dress things up exactly right for optimal seduction.
Other times, satan does the alluring directly. He’s an expert in marketing. He points out the highlights, makes promises, and doesn’t mention the down-side. Satan doesn’t care about your checkbook, your health, or your soul. Remember that the next time you are seduced.
Before you are allured again, make a commitment to yourself to pray before making decisions going forth. The more last-minute, spontaneous, or uncertain it is, the more likely you are being seduced. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about spontaneity. I believe we should live life to the fullest. I also believe; however, that we need to run things by the Holy Spirit before making that final commitment. If any part of you questions the morality of the choice in front of you, you are likely being allured.
If you’re seduced by anything, let it be the Lord. His promises always come true, and there is never a downside in a life surrendered to Him. He gives all we need and more.
Under His sway,