I have stated on several occasions my astonishment at the prevalence of Solomon’s frank discussions on immorality and adultery with his son. Solomon models a responsibility every father and mother bears: Teach your sons and daughters Biblical principles of morality and the sanctity of marriage.
Solomon admonished his son concerning the toll of immorality with a series of questions in Proverbs 6:27-28 and exposed the deep wounds and scars adultery inflicts on a family in Proverbs 6:29-31. Continuing our devotion in Proverbs 6, we pick up where we concluded in December —Proverbs 6:32.
Adultery also robs a man of his good standing and reputation (6:32-33).
Proverbs 6:32-33 – “But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding [without moral principle]: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul [life]. 33 A wound and dishonour [disgrace] shall he get; and his reproach [shame] shall not be wiped away.”
Be forewarned: Immorality will destroy your home and its scars will follow you to your grave!
Read that last sentence again…The scars of adultery will haunt you the rest of your life.
Pornography is an addiction and will not be easily broken. My friend, if you are struggling in this area…Get help! Find an accountability partner who will hold you accountable and keep confidentiality [Warning–those are few and far between]. Install on your computer an Internet guardian like Covenant Eyes and empower your confidentiality partner to follow your internet foot path and be humble enough to be challenged.
1 Corinthians 6:18 – “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.”
Your marriage, family and future are far more important than your pride!
Copyright 2015 – Travis D. Smith