Presentation on theme: "WISDOM FROM PROVERBS Pro 1:8; My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother… Pro 1:8; My son, hear the instruction."— Presentation transcript:
WISDOM FROM PROVERBS Pro 1:8; My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother… Pro 1:8; My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother… Pro 2:1; My son…receive my words, and treasure my commands within you… Pro 2:1; My son…receive my words, and treasure my commands within you… Pro 3:1; My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands… Pro 3:1; My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands… Pro 4:1; Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding… Pro 4:1; Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding… Pro 5:1; My son, pay attention to my wisdom; lend your ear to my understanding… Pro 5:1; My son, pay attention to my wisdom; lend your ear to my understanding…
THE SNARE OF SEXUAL TEMPTATION Pro 5:3-5; For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, And her mouth is smoother than oil; But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two- edged sword. Her feet go down to death, Her steps lay hold of hell. Pro 5:8; Remove your way far from her, And do not go near the door of her house,
THE SNARE OF SEXUAL TEMPTATION Pro 6:24-26; Keep (yourself) from the evil woman, from the flattering tongue of a seductress. Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, Nor let her allure you with her eyelids. For by means of a harlot A man is reduced to a crust of bread; And an adulteress will prey upon his precious life.
THE SNARE OF SEXUAL TEMPTATION Pro 7:21-26; 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.
KING DAVID STRUGGLED WITH SEXUAL TEMPTATION David had 7 wives - 1 Chron. 3 Fell into sin with Bathsheba – 2 Sam. 11 David had 10 more concubines – 2 Sam. 15 Passed a spirit of lust onto his sons: – Amnon and Tamar – 2 Sam. 13 – Absalom and David’s Concubines – 2 Sam. 16 – Solomon had 700 & 300 – 1 Kngs. 11
THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES… 11 years old is when American children begin consuming hardcore pornography Four out of five16 year-olds regularly access pornography online 90% of 8-16 year-olds view porn, usually during homework 80% of unwanted exposure to pornography is taking place in the home 47% Christians say porn is problem in home Source:
AVOID THE SEDUCTRESS …OR THE SEDUCTOR! Pro 5:8; Remove your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house FRENEMIES - The people that the devil places in your life for the sole purpose of tempting you into sin – What do they speak? – Where do they like to go? – What do they wear? – How do they act?
DON’T SET SNARES FOR YOURSELF Pro 5:22; His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, and he is caught in the cords of his sin. Lessons from Samson – Don’t be friends with people who are friends with your enemies! – Don’t be alone with the opposite sex! – Don’t think you can “handle” it!
LISTEN TO INSTRUCTION Pro 5:23; He shall die for lack of instruction, and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. Pro 5:12; And say: "How I have hated instruction, And my heart despised correction! Pro 5:13; I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to those who instructed GOD WILL RAISE UP VOICES TO WARN YOU!
GUARD YOUR HEART Pro 6:25; Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, nor let her allure you with her eyelids. Pro 6:27; Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? 2Co 10:5; casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ
THE PORN INDUSTRY… Is a $97 billion business worldwide per year Is a $13 billion business in USA per year. Every 39 minutes, a new pornographic video is made in the United States. On the internet, any given second, there are over 28,000 people viewing porn Over 42% of all internet users are viewing porn More than 12% of all websites on the internet are pornographic Source:
THE SCIENCE OF PORN ADDICTION Pornography is a dangerous snare that rewires our brains, creating a feedback loop that is extremely difficult to escape. Pornography is addictive!
YOU CAN BE FREE! REPENT OF YOUR ADDICTION! Acts 3:19; Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
YOU CAN BE FREE! BE PROACTIVE IN YOUR WARFARE! Job 31:1; "I have made a covenant with my eyes; why should I look upon a young woman? Psa. 50:23; To him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God."
YOU CAN BE FREE! BE ACCOUNTABLE TO SOMEONE YOU TRUST! Gal 6:1-2; Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Heb 10:24-25; And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another
YOU CAN BE FREE! WARN YOUR CHILDREN! Pro 22:6; Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.