Wednesday, June 15, 2011

the chambers of death...

RC Sproul, Jr., wrote a piece on Proverbs 7:21-27 today. Read these sobering words and let them sink deep into your soul. If reading this brings the fear of God into your heart (even a little bit), then you are in good place. Repent, turn, obey. Now. God's way is life. If reading this does not strike fear into your heart at all, then you are not in a good place. In fact, you are on the pathway to death. The same applies to you. Repent, trust in Christ, turn the other way, obey:

"Pornography, according to the Bible, is the very pathway to death:

With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she seduced him. Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks, Till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the snare, He did not know it [would cost] his life. Now therefore, listen to me, [my] children; Pay attention to the words of my mouth: Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths; For she has cast down many wounded, And all who were slain by her were strong [men.] Her house [is] the way to hell, Descending to the chambers of death. Proverbs 7:21-27

We are as foolish as the young man whose liver was so struck, not because we succumb to the temptation of pornography, but because we succumb to the temptation to belittle God’s Word. We think this is just talking about, you know, real adultery, not the kind Jesus talked about in the Sermon on the Mount. We think this is but a word picture, an analogy, a metaphor designed to scare us away. What it is instead is the Word of God, designed to warn us away from death."

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