Proverbs 6:23-24 (ESV)

23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,

and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

24 to preserve you from the evil woman,

from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

The instructions of his parents provide the son with protection and guidance as he walks through life, keeping him from hidden dangers. Wisdom will shield the son from the adulteress, who has the potential to ruin life. Her speech is deceptive, and by her expert use of flattery, she successfully lures the naïve into her death trap. Families, careers, and reputations can be demolished as a result of giving in to her persuasive words. Maybe you feel impermeable to the lure of sexual sin. But adultery is crafty and can capture hearts and minds in a variety of ways. Is there someone down the street, at the gym, or at the office with whom you secretly entertain the thought of an affair? Do you escape from the mundane nature of your circumstances by fantasizing about someone new and different? If so, repent and fully embrace God’s plan for your sexual behavior today.