Proverbs 5:6 (Mini Sermon)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
6. Pro 5:6 - "Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them." A. Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, i. Learning of the strange woman might make a man want to try to analyze her ways and understand how she thinks and operates. ii. A young man may think that he can change a whore that he has fallen for if he can just understand her. iii. To the young man that has a desire to comprehend the path of a strange woman, the Lord gives this warning to prevent such a fool's errand: Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life. a. Lest - 1. Used as a negative particle of intention or purpose, introducing a clause expressive of something to be prevented or guarded against b. In other words, the Lord has given the warning that follows to prevent and guard against a young man trying to ponder the path of the strange woman. iv. There are certain things that we are not to try to understand because they are evil, and we could be corrupted by them in the process of trying to understand them (Eph 5:11-12; Rom 16:19). B. her ways are moveable, i. Moveable adj. - 1. Apt or disposed to movement; quick or ready in movement; having a tendency to move. a. She is not stable, grounded, nor settled. b. She cannot be relied upon because she is apt to change. c. We are to meddle not with those that are given to change (Pro 24:21). d. Just when you think you understand her, she moves in another direction. e. She would not make a good wife because her feet abide not in her house (Pro 7:11). f. She has ever-changing taste in men and will therefore get bored easily and be unfaithful. ii. She is the opposite of what a Christian woman should be. a. Christians are supposed to be steadfast and unmoveable (1Co 15:58). b. We are not to be moved away from the hope of the gospel (Col 1:23). c. We must stand fast in the Lord (Php 4:1). d. We must stand fast and hold on to the things we have been taught (2Th 2:15). C. that thou canst not know them. i. Because the ways of the strange woman are moveable and unpredictable, they cannot be known. ii. The Lord didn't say that we might not be able to know them; He said that we canst not know them. iii. It is therefore a waste of time and energy to try to get inside the mind of a strange woman and understand her ways. iv. It's hard enough to understand how godly women think, let alone to comprehend how strange women think. D. The strange woman also represents false religion (see notes on Pro 5:5). i. Many people have attempted to understand the plots and schemes of Mystery Babylon (Rev 17:5). ii. People spend hours going down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories on the internet trying to expose the conspiracies of the New World Order. iii. Remember God's warning lest thou try to ponder her paths, for her ways are moveable that thou canst not know them. iv. If such Christians spent as much time studying their Bibles as they do studying the New World Order, they would be far more mature and useful Christians.