Proverbs 5:5 (Mini Sermon)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
5. Pro 5:5 - "Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell." A. An interesting observation. i. This is one of the many examples of the King James Version's beautiful prose. a. The KJV is full of alliteration such as this verse we're considering. b. "Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell." c. The use of alliteration makes the verse flow smoothly and makes it easy to memorize. d. This is not the case with today's English perversions of the word of God. ii. Compare the words of Pro 5:5 in the KJV with other versions. a. "Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave." (NIV) b. "Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol;" (ESV) c. "Her feet go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol." (NASB) d. "Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave." (NLT) B. Her feet go down to death; i. The strange woman is heading toward death. a. Her house inclineth unto death (Pro 2:18). b. Her house goes down to the chambers of death (the grave) (Pro 7:27). ii. She will take her lovers with her. a. The man that goes in unto her has a death wish (Pro 5:23). b. None that go unto her take hold of the paths of life (Pro 2:19). c. Many strong men have been slain by her (Pro 7:26). iii. Following the strange can lead to death in many different ways. a. You could die of an STD from her (Pro 5:11). b. Her husband could kill you (Pro 6:34). c. God could kill you for your sin (Rom 6:23 c/w Act 5:4-5). d. You could experience death of fellowship in the church (Rom 1:29, 32 c/w Luk 15:24). C. her steps take hold on hell. i. The strange woman is heading toward hell. a. Her house is the way to hell (Pro 7:27). b. She will take whoremongers with her. c. Fornicators and whoremongers have their part in the lake of fire (Heb 13:4; Rev 21:8; Rev 22:15). d. If men and women want to have the assurance of eternal life, they better flee whoredom (1Co 6:18). ii. The strange woman also represents false religion in the Bible (Rev 17:1-5; Pro 9:13-17). a. Idolatrous religion is described as whoredom (Exo 34:15). b. Her guests (those that go to her house of worship) are in the depths of hell (Pro 9:18). c. If men and women want to have the assurance of eternal life, they better flee idolatry and false religion (1Co 10:14).
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