Pr. 7:10: “And there a woman met him, with the attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart.”
Wow! Yesterday I wrote about not being allured by the eyelids of a seductress. Today’s verse goes even further. Now the temptation is intentionally dressed as a harlot and has a crafty heart.
Sometimes there are people or sinful situations that are intentionally set in our paths. In this verse, she met him. She sought him out with very specific intentions in play. Sometimes, even though we may take a different path, sin meets us where we are. It still doesn’t mean we have to give in.
The Lord always provides a way out of our temptations. I would venture to say that when the temptation is as strong as this one, it can almost feel as if there is no way out. We can feel so trapped that we truly think there is no way out besides just giving in a repenting later. This is a trick of the crafty heart, however.
Crafty is defined as, “clever at achieving one’s aims by indirect or deceitful methods.”
This temptation knows exactly what she’s doing. She has a very skillfully devised an evil plan to get exactly what she wants. Satan knows exactly what he is doing and will stop at nothing to cause you to sin.
Sinning and repenting later is not the answer. This is a trick of the deceitful, crafty heart that is after your soul. Satan is once again using the word of God in a twisted way when he convinces you that this is the solution. Knowing the word yourself will help you to not be deceived.
Hold tight to your faith. Cry out to Jesus…literally if you must. Call upon the Lord who is able to offer aid in times of need. Whatever you have to do…do not give in! This temptation is dressed for ultimate seduction; however, vs. 27 tells us the truth, “Her house is the way to hell, descending to the chambers of death.”
Walk on the narrow path…it ascends to a heavenly home, with light and life for all eternity! God help us all.
Don’t give in,