Proverbs 5:1-4 (NLT)
1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel. 2 Then you will show discernment, and your lips will express what you’ve learned. 3 For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil. 4 But in the end she is as bitter as poison, as dangerous as a double-edged sword.
King Solomon speaks to his son as well as all young men. He wants to give them a wise understanding of life so they may be able to follow the right course of action when the time comes. He tells them of those who may try to seduce them with words that flow smoothly from their mouth. But he also warns the experience may be like that of bitter poison or a double-edge sword, which is capable of cutting in all directions.
Proverbs 5 addresses matters to the son of Solomon; the matter could have been addressed as a mother to a daughter. The words of wisdom is the temptation seems to hold promises sweet as honey, but that is not what it delivers. A young man named Hugh Hefner worked for Fortune magazine in the 1950s and left to start his own magazine. His magazine company opened a floodgate of pornography. Eventually cable TV and the internet brought more and more sexual content into homes. The message was it is ok to act out on sexual impulses without thought to consequences. Then people started to wonder why their lives were falling apart. The business Hugh Hefner started was not about educating people, or trying to enrich their lives, it was about making money. He had learned well how to build a fortune and make a profit off the temptations of others. The true agenda was hidden and there is a lesson with that, “THE TEMPTATION TO LIVE OUTSIDE OF GOD’S DESIRE FOR US IS COLORED TO LOOK GOOD, BUT LEAVES US EMPTY AND DAMAGED.” We buy the lie that the illusion is real. And once we have bought the first lie we buy another until we find ourselves in distress. Pray God would keep you from the temptations of the world. Ask that you would see sin uncolored, raw and exposed to God’s light.