Proverbs 5:23 (Mini Sermon)


23. Pro 5:23 - "He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray." A. He shall die i. The wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23). ii. He that goes into the strange woman has a death wish (Pro 2:19; Pro 7:23, 26-27). iii. He may die of disease (Pro 5:11), a vengeful man (Pro 6:33-35), or the judgment of God (Heb 13:4). iv. If he is not a child of God saved by grace, he will die an eternal death of suffering in the lake of fire (Rev 21:8). B. without instruction; i. He will die without having heeded instruction (Pro 5:12). ii. He was instructed to stay away from the strange woman by many teachers including God, parents, the scriptures, pastors, teachers, and common sense (Pro 5:13). iii. Hearing instruction but not obeying it is as useless as never hearing it (Jam 1:22-24). iv. Therefore, the man who refuses to heed instruction dies without it. C. and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. i. The folly in context is adultery with a strange woman (Pro 5:20). ii. Adultery is folly of great magnitude. a. Greatness n. - 1. Thickness, coarseness; stoutness. Obs. 2. The attribute of being great in size, extent or degree b. Folly n. - 1. a. The quality or state of being foolish or deficient in understanding; want of good sense, weakness or derangement of mind; also, unwise conduct. c. Adultery is an exceedingly foolish thing to do, and he that does so lacks understanding (Pro 6:32). iii. Adultery is the only sin that is said to be a heinous crime in the Bible (Job 31:9-11). a. Heinous adj. - 1. Hateful, odious; highly criminal or wicked; infamous, atrocious: chiefly characterizing offences, crimes, sins, and those who commit them. b. It is therefore a great sin. iv. Committing adultery will lead a man astray from God. a. Astray adv. - 1. Out of the right way, away from the proper path, wandering. 2. Away from the right; in or into error or evil. b. The strange woman's house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death (Pro 7:27). c. The man that goes there goes into error and evil.
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