Proverbs 7:8 (Mini Sermon)


8. Pro 7:8 - "Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house," A. Passing through the street near her corner; i. There's nothing new under the sun (Ecc 1:9). a. Hookers have been standing on street corners for thousands of years. b. Solomon's warning is just a pertinent today as it was in antiquity. ii. This is where the young man's trouble begins. iii. He walks near her corner. iv. Near adv. - 1. With verbs of motion. Nearer or closer (to a place, point, or person). v. If we never get near where a strange woman hangs out (the street, the bar, the casino, the club, the office party, the frat party, etc.) we will not end up going to her house. vi. Men must remove their way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house (Pro 5:8). a. They must not even enter into the path and the way that leads to her house, but avoid it and pass not by it (Pro 4:14-15). b. "To keep from falling over the edge of the precipice, one should move as far back from that edge as possible." (Jay Adams, Competent to Counsel, p. 134) c. We must make not provision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof (Rom 13:14). d. We must refrain our feet from every evil way (Psa 119:101). e. It's far easier to avoid sin than it is to fight free from its grasp. f. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." (Benjamin Franklin) B. and he went the way to her house, i. Having begun walking down the road near the whore's corner, going the rest of the way to her house was practically inevitable. ii. Once he got near her, she was able to seduce him with sexual advances (Pro 7:13) and flattery (Pro 7:14-21). iii. At that point he followed her like an ignorant ox going to the slaughter straight into her house which led to the chambers of death (Pro 7:22, 27).
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