Proverbs 5:11-15

 

Prov 5:11 (KJB)
And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
 
If there is one thing that is shared by both believer and unbeliever, it is the fact that sin has consequences. Sometimes those consequences are final and irreversible. Those who have partook in adulterous affairs face not only the social ramifications but also divine retribution. There are many diseases associated with sexual sin and many of them do not have cures. AIDS does not have a cure and many of the more minor ones are never cured but force the person to take drugs their whole life to suppress the episodes. Unfortunately too many Christians come to their senses when it is too late and that is why these warnings are in Scripture so we will not become snared and face those consequences. There comes a time in the life of every sinner who rejects the Gospel that they too will mourn at the final moments realizing that they have rejected the truth and are now facing a Christless eternity. The human body can only take so much and when the natural defenses break down, they will realize they have allowed themselves to be snared and now it is too late.
 
Prov 5:12 (KJB)
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
 
These people will cry that they have made a grave mistake by rejecting the counsel of Scripture. When people are strong in body and hear the Gospel, many of them scoff at it but when the strength of their body begins to wane because of disease and they are facing death, they cry out that they have hated the counsel of Scripture and despised it in their hearts. They are now reaping what they have sown and no crop failure. (Gal 6:7 KJV) Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
 
Prov 5:13 (KJB)
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
 
They then realize that they have heard the warnings of Scripture but they failed to incline their ear to heed them. When anyone makes a mockery out of the warnings of Scripture, there is always a penalty to pay and many times that penalty is of a final nature. It is always for the benefit that God has placed warnings in Scripture concerning many sins, especially sexual sins. (Heb 13:4 KJV) Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. God not only judges these adulterers on the last day but there are also physical judgments that come before they die, in fact, those physical judgments lead up to physical death.
 
Prov 5:14 (KJB)
I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
 
Here the person is a good church member and in the midst of the assembly he sees himself in ruin. Whenever we sin, it can never be negated by being a good church member. God will judge the sins of His people no matter who they are. Israel and Judah are a good example of this, that even those who call on the name of the Lord will face consequences for their sin. (1 Cor 10:11-12 KJV) Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. {12} Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. God writes in the book of 1 Corinthians that the things that happened to Israel and Judah must serve as an example to us. Just because we are under grace does not mean we sin without consequences. If we think we are too spiritual to fall, think again. While the true believer can never lose their salvation, God has the right to judge us in our physical bodies and take them in death. (John 15:2 KJV) Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. The Christian has a much higher calling than to return to the slime pits of sin. Remember what happened in Korahís rebellion against Moses in the wilderness, they all died by Godís judgment. The same thing can happen to us if we willfully disobey Godís warnings in Scripture.
 
Prov 5:15 (KJB)
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
 
Solomon now counsels these young men straight forward to stay with their own wives and not to look at any others. (Prov 5:18 KJV) Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Once the husbands begin to have wandering eyes, that is the moment when they need to check it very quickly because it is only a short trip to fulfilling the lust of the eyes. There is much happiness when a couple grows closer and that relationship becomes more precious over the years. Strange women will never satisfy, they will only destroy. This also carries a spiritual lesson. If you are a true Bible believer, do not look outside the Bible for fanciful interpretations which could draw you away from the truth of God and cause you to stray, or even get caught up in a cult. We are to drink the water of the true Gospel and that is the well we draw from. (John 4:14 KJV) But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

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