“With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; till a dart strike through his lover; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. Hearken unto ye now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. For she cast down many wounded; yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.” Proverbs 7:21-23
Today’s Christian daily devotional
It is a packed house in the strip club; bachelor party season is in full swing. Settling myself in the back corner, I sip my diet coke to get my caffeine buzz on, this habit fuels me for the long night ahead.
I watch the action of the early night unfold around me, as if I am catching my favorite drama on television. Live entertainment is so much better.
My eyes focus on a stunning dancer I have never seen before. She is robust brunette sashaying her tiny hips over to a table packed with men. Confidently scanning the thicket of faces before her, she zeros in on one of them; her instincts sharp and quick. Knowing exactly what she wants, without hesitation she slinks closer to him.
Leaning over the table in an exaggerated fashion, she showcases a dazzling view of her ample bust. Seductively withdrawing the bottle of beer out of her victim’s hand, she whispers into his ear.
I watch his cheeks flush to a rosy hue.
“That would be all the cash I have in my wallet.” The young man protests in a loud whisper, squirming uncomfortably while biting down on his lip. The fear of making eye contact is written all over his face as he stiffly stares straight ahead.
“That’s okay, because I’m worth so much more.” She twirls a lock of his wispy hair as if she has known him for years. Handing back his Budweiser, she makes herself at home by finding a seat right on his lap. The temperature in the room rises about ten degrees.
“This is obviously your first visit to a paradise like this.” Her eyes sparkle at her discovery. It is always so much easier to capture a victim the first time.
“You’re in good hands, honey. Today’s your lucky day.” She squeals with delight while raking her long sparkly nails through his hair, staking her claim.
The moment he locked eyes with her hypnotizing blue ones, he was powerless to turn away. Her sultry touch made his every nerve prickle with new life. The longer he soaked in the beauty of her presence, the quicker his resolve to stay with his friends drained out of him.
Suddenly, with an abrupt boldness, he stood up. Tossing all caution and reason to the wind, he took a final swig of his beer.
Seeing her golden opportunity, she doesn’t hesitate for a second. Grabbing his hand, she quickly laced them with her’s. By the gaze in their eyes it looked as if they were a newly engaged couple—minus the garish attire and strobe lighting.
The beautiful viper licks her pillowy lips in obvious triumph. This fresh fellow didn’t put up a much of a fight. Now, he was putty in her hands. Walking slowly, as if she were parading her prize, she leads her smiling victim across the showroom into the back VIP.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
Not everyone I meet has my best interest in mind. I see in Proverbs 7:21-23 that there are actually people in this life that might knowingly or unknowingly have intentions to take me to the pit of hell.
No one has the power to make that decision for me. In this life, I must chooce whom I will serve.
I decree today to turn from my sin. I ask for a sensitive spirit, Lord. Help me to see when I am being seduced by my own lusts, and give me the tenacity to keep my eyes focused on you, Lord.
No matter what the enemy whispers in my ear, let me hear your comfort, reassurance, hope and love louder and clearer.
Give me a vision and a plan for my life so when I am getting off the path you have for me, I will know it.
In Jesus’ precious name, set me free from the bondage of my own lustful heart, Amen.”
Thank you for reading today’s Christian daily devotional on verses: Proverbs 7:21-23
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan