21 For the Lord sees clearly what a man does,
examining every path he takes.
22 An evil man is held captive by his own sins;
they are ropes that catch and hold him.
23 He will die for lack of self-control;
he will be lost because of his great foolishness.
This is such a powerful chapter and these last 3 verses sum up the entire chapter. The writer is talking about a man’s sexual life… about a man’s wife and about keeping yourself to your wife and wife ONLY throughout your life. He is teaching his sons about what happens when a man follows and goes to the home of an immoral woman. It KILLS the man, it KILLS a marriage, it KILLS relationships in the family unit and it KILLS a relationship with the not to mention what it does at the work place, school and every other area of life. This is true for men and women.
The world has changed, even though sex outside of marriage has always been a problem in this world today it’s accepted and even deemed OK and part of life. The culture would say “don’t allow “religion” to put your in bondage” when the truth is boundaries bring FREEDOM. It is very hard to watch a movie or tv show without someone stepping out on someone….. and today every show/movie has to have homosexual sex in them to stay relevant with the time/culture.
Listen to me… I have lived on both sides of this fence and it is DEATH.
These last 3 verses say it all… and for me it’s the ONLY way to live.
Now go out and have an EPIC day today.