Proverbs 7: King James Bible
Out of the World – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter seven, Verses 11-12
11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: 12 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Out of the World
The Apostle Peter tells us that the enemy is about us, as a roaring lion, seeking whom it may devour. The scripture above is a great Old Testament representation of this.
As we discussed in the previous handful of verses, we’re going to explore the parallels that may be found between the strange woman and the world at large. The enticements, the temptations, the fleshly paradigm, the systems of government, entertainment, the self established version of morality, are all included when we us the term, “the world.”
The world is under the reign of the evil one, Satan himself. This is discussed at length in the Bible Study page called,”Why did God put Satan on Earth?” This is not to be confused with the actual earth itself.
For example, the sea, the land, the trees, etc., are the actual earth. Scripture tells us that the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. But the world represents the things that go on across the face of the earth.
Knowing who is in charge of this world and all of it’s Babylonian systems, it’s no surprise how often we can find the ways of the world becoming staunch against the Lord, and the ways of the Lord. This place is just as the strange woman who is waiting on every corner, seeking someone to entice and lead away from the ways of righteousness, and down the road to oblivion.
Don’t we see without trying, the temptations that are involved in our day to day lives? I don’t think any of us need to look for very long before we can see or sense that lion seeking whom it may devour.
The largest task expected of us by the Father, is to get into the Word and to learn the difference between his will, and the will of the world. The differences between the ways of the Lord God Almighty, and the ways of the evil one through means of this fallen world.
It’s all in his Word, and his wisdom to discern between the two is available to us through the Holy Ghost, and through all of the things that the Lord would have us to know. Being equipped with knowledge from the Word and the wisdom from on high, you’ll see that strange woman a mile away.
But it’s up to us to do the right thing in the Father’s eyes, after having made such distinctions.
Related New Testament Scripture
John 16: King James Bible
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
1 John 3: King James Bible
22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
James 4: King James Bible
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
1 Peter 5: King James Bible
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Lead us through your Word, in order to help us and to explain to us your ways versus the ways of this wicked world. Forgive us when we’ve chosen unwisely between the two, and lead us not into that which tempts us, awaiting on every corner. But deliver us from the hand of the fowler, from those who, whether they know it or not, would lead us away from the trail that you’ve blazed before us. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Are you making a concentrated effort to get yourself out of the world and it’s grip over your spiritual life?