Six Things The Lord Hates, Part V
These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: feet that are swift in running to evil. Proverbs 6:18
The book of Proverbs contains much wisdom, many of them written by the wisest of men, King Solomon, who although given this gift of knowing didn't always follow its instruction. In Proverbs 7 it speaks of a young man who was tempted with an immoral woman and took the path to her house.
The young man in the story could have chosen to resist the temptation, but the scripture says that he immediately went after her as an ox goes to the slaughter, and it ended up costing him his life. Another young man, Samson, the strongest man to ever live was just like the man in the story, always hanging out with his enemies, disobeying his parents and attempting to marry a pagan woman. Samson's feet also were swift to run to evil and in the end it also cost him his life when he fell in love with an immoral woman just like the man in the story.
Delilah was being paid by Samson's enemies to seduce him and find the secret of his great strength so they could capture him, and he fell for it, being blinded by his love for her and his own self confidence. Samson told her the secret of his strength and fell asleep on his enemy's lap when all of a sudden the Philistines were upon him and immediately bound him and gouged out his eyes, taking him captive to do their will! God has also given us wisdom and the gift of discernment to know and flee from temptation when it occurs lest we also fall like Samson, into the lap of our enemies!
Now therefore, listen to Me, My children; pay attention to the words of My mouth; do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, do not stray into her paths; for she has cast down many wounded, and all who were slain by her were strong men. Her house is the way to Hell, descending to the chambers of death. Proverbs 7:24-27
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin