Proverbs 6:26 (Mini Sermon)


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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