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Grace Fellowship Church Pastor/Teacher Jim Rickard www.GraceDoctrine.org Tuesday, May 28, 2013
1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Doxology Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.— Amen.
The Book of Proverbs Chapter 7 The Adulteress’ Seductive Tactics!
Three Topics: 1. The Paternal Appeal: An opening exhortation regarding the importance of Bible Doctrine, vs. 1-5. Being Bound to God’s Word!
Three Topics: 2. A Sad Example: How the naïve fall into sin emphasizing the behavior that leads to adultery, vs. 6-23.
Three Topics: 3. A Concluding Appeal: Exhortation warning of the consequences of destruction for the foolish adulterer, vs. 24-27.
The Paternal Appeal Vs. 1-5 Being Bound to God’s Word!
Vs. 1, Exhortation to guard and store God’s Word, “concealment for the purposes of protection and safety”, cf. Prov 2:1, 7, in the heart of your soul!
Psa 119:11, “Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You.”
The “words” taught by the Father stand sharply opposed to the words of the adulteress, Satan, cf. Prov 7:5, 13, 26.
Vs. 2, A benefit from guarding Bible Doctrine in our soul, “live!” Another affirmation that the your precious life is at stake, cf. Prov 6:26b.
The promise of abundant life by following the Father, contrasts starkly with the threat of eternal death from following Satan’s Cosmic System, vs. 27. Cf. Prov 2:16-17
“The apple of your eye.” A precious thing to be guarded with the utmost care, cf. Duet 32:10; Psa 17:8.
Psa 17:8, “Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings.” Cf Mat 6:22-23.
Vs. 3, “Bind” with “finger”, an idiom for remembering God’s Word. Cf. Deut 6:8, 11:18.
“Write on the tablet of your heart”, cf. 3:3c. Learn and store God’s Word in the heart of your soul through the Grace Apparatus for Perception.
The image of knowing God’s Word so well that it is an integral part of your life in application, cf. Deut 6:8f; 11:18, 20; Prov 3:3; 6:21.
Vs. 4, “You are my sister”, cf. S. of S. 4:9-12; 5:1-2, and “intimate friend, kinsman”, cf. Ruth 3:2. Idioms regarding marriage. The intimacy, we should have with God’s Word.
As an intimate companion, wisdom will protect the susceptible person from the enticements of the adulteress.
Vs. 5, Cf. Prov 2:16
“This typical introduction aims at the adoption by the succeeding generations of the teaching that the conditions for life are “freedom within form, love within limits, and life within law.” (R. Van Leeuwan, Proverbs, pg 86.)
Obeying our Father’s teaching and loving His wisdom will protect us from the temptation to indulge in immorality and the flattery leads us into sin.
Grace Fellowship Church Tuesday May 28, 2013 Tape # 13-056 Proverbs Chapter 7 The Adulteress’ Seductive Tactics Being Bond to God’s Word Prov 7:1-5; Psa 17:8; 119:11; Mat 6:22-23 James H. Rickard Bible Ministries 2013