Proverbs 6:25 (Mini Sermon)


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).
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