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The Playboy Problem (2 of 6)
Series: Real Men
Proverbs 7:6-27; James 1:13-15
From Proverbs chapter 7, 1 want to pick just a few verses and we'll
look at others later. In this message from the series on "real men"
dealing with the playboy problem; we'll consider the problem of
temptation; the danger of it; the overcoming of it. Verse 12:
She is now in the streets, now in the squares,
And lurks by every corner.
So she seizes him and kisses him,
And with a brazen face she says to him:
"I was due to offer peace offerings;
Today I have paid my vows.
"Therefore I have come out to meet you,
To seek your presence earnestly, and I have found
"I have spread my couch with coverings,
With colored linens of Egypt.
"I have sprinkled my bed
With myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. (Chanel 5 --
"Come, let us drink our fill of love until
Let us delight ourselves with caresses.
"For the man is not at home,
He has gone on a long journey;
He has taken a bag of money with him,
At full moon he will come home."
With her many persuasions she entices him;
With her flattering lips she seduces him.
James chapter 1, verse 13.
Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being
tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by
evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.
But each one is tempted when he is carried away
and enticed by his own lust.
Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to
sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
Hardly a day or week goes by when we do not deal with the problem of
men who have decided to leave their wives. It's a very heart-rending
thing. Unfortunately, magazines, some television shows, the media and
others do not portray the "rest of the story," as Paul Harvey tells
it. And out of that quagmire of heartache come terrible results;
therefore, I'm going to preach very straight and be very honest. I'm
going to call it as God calls it a ...
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