Proverbs 7:16-17 (ESV)

16 I have spread my couch with coverings,

colored linens from Egyptian linen;

17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh,

aloes, and cinnamon.

The adulteress continues her aggressive pursuit of the simple man. Working to convince him that he is unique, she explains the “wonderful” things he will experience when he engages in sex with her. The bed is the finest, soft and arrayed in beautiful materials. And the scents are exhilarating. The young man could experience all that money has to offer if he simply steps through the door. If he denies her, he may never enjoy these delightful things again. How deceptive sin can be! It attempts to wear us down by thinking that God is withholding good from us. Just like the serpent deceived Eve into believing that God was keeping her from the best, darkness continues to speak today, pressing us to think we are being ripped off by holding fast to God’s design. If you are feeling cheated at all because of obedience to Christ, resist Satan. He will flee from you.