Step Into the Noose (Proverbs 7)

Today’s reading (Proverbs 7) is just absolutely depressing. It tells of a young man who is seduced by an adulteress. It’s so sad I wish it wasn’t in there. But here’s the thing it brought to mind: It’s amazing how much we’ll sacrifice for so little. A guy will sacrifice his character, his marriage, his relationship with God for what? A few minutes of pleasure. That has got to be the worst deal of all time.

When we should be storing up God’s commands instead we walk down the wrong path like an ox to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose.

If you’re walking down that path right now, do something. Confess. Get accountability. Ask someone for help. Do something. You don’t want to make the trade you’re about to make.