Proverbs 7: King James Bible
Beauty of Sin – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter seven, Verses 13-15
13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him, 14 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows. 15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Beauty of Sin
Call it what you will. Sin, temptations, enticements, wiles, other. There is a movement that can be envisioned as a giant web, that stretches across the face of the earth.
Who’s sole purpose, is to remove your eyes from the Lord, and fix your eyes on the things that would keep you from a fulfilling, and fruitful walk with the Christ Jesus. It’s always been there to a certain extent, but in these last days, the kid gloves are off, and Satan knows his time is winding down to a close.
In the verses above, we can observe the readiness of the enemy to catch us when we’re vulnerable. Or maybe better said, when we’re on the edge of succumbing to a temptation that may cause for us to fall.
Because everyone’s a little different, sin comes at people in a way that is appealing to them. When the enemy comes in like a flood, and doesn’t want to be recognized, that flood may be decked with gifts, pleasantries, good times, or favors.
As the scriptures detail, this temptress is really appealing to one’s importance, and a sense not to worry, that all has been prepared ahead of time in order to make it a “not so bad” sin. We know that because of the offerings that she tells him about.
For some people, it’s easier for the enemy to lead them into sin, by making it not seem like a sin at all, but instead, something that’s “not so bad,” or maybe a “lesser of two evils.” When the Lord looks down and sees sin, it’s sin.
While we contemplate the severity of a “white lie” or a “dark lie,” the Father sees a flat out lie. He holds no prejudice between the two like some may hope he does.
Knowing that, we need to recognize, and be all the more thankful for, the gift that he’s given us by way of the salvation available to us by the Lord Jesus. We need the Father to look upon us and see his Son, rather than our sinful flesh.
When we realize just how wicked this world is, and the blinders come off to the fallen nature this world truly promotes, we’re the better for it, so that we don’t fall for the tricks and the wiles of the enemy.
Related New Testament Scripture
Matthew 26: King James Bible
41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Luke 8: King James Bible
13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
1 Corinthians 10: King James Bible
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Ephesians 6: King James Bible
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
James 1: King James Bible
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
We ask that you lead us away from the temptations that we may still be too weak to refrain from. At the same time, strengthen us with your strength, in any place where we may be weak, either in faith or against such temptations that tend to prevail against us. We ask that through your Holy Ghost, you do a miraculous work, so that we are no longer tempted such as we’ve experienced. Highlight the means to escape, and to prevail. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Have you ever fallen for the beauty of sin?