Proverbs (Part 070) - Pro 6:25-26


25. Pro 6:25 - "Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids." A. Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; i. Sin begins in the heart with lust (Jam 1:14-15). ii. Lust takes place in the heart (Psa 81:12; Rom 1:24). iii. Lust v. - 1. trans. To please, delight (also absol.); pass. and refl. to be pleased or delighted. Obs. (last usage in 1430) 3. intr. To desire, choose, wish. (last usage in 1586) 4. intr. To have a strong, excessive, or inordinate desire. Const. for, after, †unto; occas. with inf. or noun-clause. arch. b. spec. of sexual desire. iv. Beauty n. - 1. Such combined perfection of form and charm of colouring as affords keen pleasure to the sense of sight: a. in the human face or figure. v. It's not only a sin to physically commit adultery with a woman, it's also a sin to do so in your heart (Mat 5:28; Job 31:1; 2Pe 2:14). a. Men must stop themselves from having a strong, excessive, or inordinate desire for a woman's beauty other than their wife's. b. The line between admiring beauty and lusting after it is very thin and only takes about two seconds to cross. c. The old, foolish saying, "you can look but you can't touch" is as wicked as hell. B. neither let her take thee with her eyelids. i. Although they are the weaker vessel (1Pe 3:7), women have great power over men. a. Eve enticed Adam (a sinless man) to sin (Gen 3:6). b. Solomon's (an exceeding wise man) wives caused him to sin (Neh 13:26). c. Samson's (an exceeding strong man) wife caused him to make a foolish decision which ultimately cost him his life (Jdg 16:15-17). ii. All a woman has to do is look at a man a certain way and move her eyelids in a certain way in order to take him. a. Take v. - II. To seize, grasp, capture, catch, and related senses. * in literal and physical sense. 2. trans. To lay hold upon, get into one's hands by force or artifice; to seize, capture, esp. in war; to make prisoner; hence, to get into one's power, to win by conquest (a fort, town, country). Also, to apprehend (a person charged with an offence), to arrest; to seize (property) by legal process, as by distraint, etc. b. To catch, capture (a wild beast, bird, fish, etc.); also of an animal, to seize or catch (prey). 10. To catch the fancy or affection of; to excite a liking in; to captivate, delight, charm; to ‘fetch’. b. The strange woman doesn't take a man by physical force, but by lustful attraction by her flattering speech (Pro 7:21), and her alluring look (Pro 7:10). c. A woman only needs her eyes to ravish a man (Son 4:9; Son 6:5). (i) There is an old saying that the eye is the window to the soul. (ii) The look of the eyes can reveal love or lust. (iii) When a woman who is not your wife looks at you with alluring eyes and flattering eyelids, run away (Pro 4:14-15). iii. The adulteress hunts for the precious life just like a hunter hunts an animal to take it (Pro 6:26 c/w 1Sa 24:11 c/w Pro 12:27). iv. The godly man will escape from her, but the sinner shall be taken by her: so beware (Ecc 7:26). 26. Pro 6:26 - "For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life." A. For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: i. A strange woman is a whorish woman (Pro 6:24 c/w Pro 6:26). a. Whorish adj. - 1. a. Having the character of a whore; addicted to whoredom; lewd, unchaste (of a woman; rarely of a man). b. Whore n. - 1. a. A woman who prostitutes herself for hire; a prostitute, harlot. b. More generally: An unchaste or lewd woman; a fornicatress or adulteress. to play the whore (of a woman), to commit fornication or adultery. c. A whorish woman is a woman that commits fornication or adultery. d. Fornication n. - Voluntary sexual intercourse between a man (in restricted use, an unmarried man) and an unmarried woman. In Scripture extended to adultery. e. A whorish woman is a woman who has voluntary sexual intercourse with a man she is not married to. ii. A man will be brought to a piece of bread by a whorish woman. a. Being brought to a piece of bread means being reduced to extreme poverty like a prisoner is (Jer 37:21). b. Adultery will root out all of a man's increase (Job 31:9-12). c. This could happen numerous ways, such as: (i) His wife could leave him and take half his wealth and a large portion of his paycheck for alimony and child support payments (Pro 5:10). (ii) He could contract STDs which will destroy his health, prevent him from working, and run up large medical bills (Pro 5:11). (iii) God could chasten him by reducing him to poverty by causing him to lose his job, or by destroying his wealth by any number of means (1Sa 2:7). B. and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. i. This particular whorish woman is an adulteress. ii. The adulteress is a hunter of men. a. Hunt v. - I. 1. a. intr. To go in pursuit of wild animals or game; to engage in the chase. Also of animals: To pursue their prey. 2. trans. To pursue (wild animals or game) for the purpose of catching or killing; to chase for food or sport; often spec. to pursue with hounds or other tracking beasts. Also said of animals chasing their prey. 3. fig. and gen. a. intr. To search, seek (after or for anything), esp. with eagerness and exertion. b. trans. To go eagerly in search of, search for, seek (esp. with desire and diligence); to endeavour to capture, obtain, or find. b. She pursues men earnestly with desire and diligence in order to catch them (Pro 7:12-13) and kill them as a hunter does an animal (Pro 7:22-23; Pro 5:23). c. She lies in wait as for a prey (Pro 23:27-28). d. Men, beware of the woman who pursues you! iii. The whorish adulteress hunts for the precious life. a. Precious adj. - 1. Of great price; having a high value; costly. precious metals: a name including gold and silver; also sometimes platinum, and rarely mercury. 2. a. Of great moral, spiritual, or non-material worth; held in high esteem. precious blood, the blood of Christ shed for man's redemption; hence, in the names of various orders, confraternities, relics, etc.; also, the Feast of the Most Precious Blood, on the first Sunday in July. So precious body (of Christ). b. She doesn't delight in catching vile sinners, but rather highly valued men, men of great moral and spiritual worth, men who are held in high esteem. c. She loves to catch a Christian man who is known for his godliness (Gen 39:7-12). d. She loves to catch pastors who are highly esteemed (1Th 5:12-13) so she can bring them down. iv. The godly young man and the pastor must therefore always be on his guard so as to not get drawn into the snare of the whorish woman.
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