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Dec. 5 – Prov. 5

Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Saturday. Dec. 5th. The 7th day of the Hebraic week. And everybody says “Amen!.”

Our verses today are Proverbs 5:3, 4

3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.

Ya know, sin always looks good. From the time in the garden with Eve and the serpent to the modern day, sin has, and always will, look good. That’s what makes it so tempting. If it didn’t look good, who would want it? If it didn’t look like it would bring satisfaction or pleasure, why would anyone pursue it? And if it didn’t bring satisfaction the first time to someone fell to it, why would they be tempted by it again?

So, yes, sin does have pleasure. But it’s temporary and only pleases our earthly nature. The flesh.

Rom. 8:5
Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

Don’t be deceived by sin. Sin can creep into your life and the next thing you know, your making excuses in defending that sin and even trying to justify it. If not to others, you may find that you may justify it to yourself. Thus, the warning we have in Hebrews 3.

Heb. 3:13
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

It’s the pleasure of sin that deceives us. It makes us think that it can’t be bad. But that pleasure of sin is short lived. That’s why so many keep going back to it over and over again.

Moses refused that time of pleasure before being called to lead YHWH’s people.

Heb. 11:25
He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time.

Think about what YHWH could do if everyone chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time.

Do you have sin in your life that you hold on to because it makes you feel good in some way?

Remember, sin only hardens your heart through it’s deceitfulness.

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!