Prayer Focus: Georgia

Bible Reading: Proverbs 5-8

Scripture

With much seductive speech she persuades him;  with her smooth talk she compels him.   Proverbs 7:21 ESV

Does not wisdom call?  Does not understanding raise her voice?  On the heights beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; Proverbs 8:1-2 ESV

Observation

The adulteress woman hides in the dark, whispers, seduces and snares many men.

Wisdom stands out in the open during the day at the crossroads of the town and shouts and still men cannot find her.

Application

It doesn’t take much effort to do the wrong thing.  In fact, it seems like we’re always looking for the wrong thing to do and have to be talked into the right to do.  That’s why it’s so easy for “the adulterous woman” to seduce us; she doesn’t have to try very hard.  It also shows how silly it is to ask, “What does God want me to do?”  If we’d stop seeking after our own pleasure we’d probably realize that the right thing to do has been shouting at us trying to get our attention.

Prayer

Lord, it’s so easy to ignore Wisdom and chase after the forbidden fruit.  Open my eyes and guard my heart to always seek wisdom.  In Jesus name, amen!

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