For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
Let’s talk about the characteristics of men who are lured.
The Bible says that she’s put down many MIGHTY men.
Mighty is the word. Men who are considered the best. The fearsome, the powerful, the great, superior, accomplished, the successful, the majestic, exceptional men.
She’s not after the weak, she’s after the strong.
Men with the calling of God over their lives.
Men with the annointing of God flowing from their bellies.
The strange woman is no doubt the agent of death and these are the men that are easily ensnared by her.
THE FOOLISH MAN.
It is pleasant to see dreams come true, but fools refuse to turn from evil to attain them.
A foolish man is her number one victim. He is one that doesn’t regard wisdom. A man who thinks he’s got it all figured out, after all he’s a man. This is a man who doesn’t seek wise counsel.
A man who hates to follow instructions, instructions meant for his good.
The Bible talks about Nabal who was a foolish man. He didn’t regard the authority of David, and it almost cost Abigail her household. Her wisdom averted the inevitable calamity that almost befell her due to his foolishness.
Just like Nabal, a foolish man is really self-absorbed.
He dislikes truths that reveal his shortcomings, character flaws and weaknesses.
Affirmation is what he seeks for, rather than sober guidance.
He’s a type of man who says, “I don’t need counselling”, “I have got it all figured out”, “Counselling makes me look weak”, on and on, the foolish man sinks deeper into his own oblivion.
His foolishness makes him incautious and injudicious. So, he will never see past her make-up and superficial looks!
Look, I have never seen any wise person who failed to ask. Truthfully speaking, how does one gain knowledge, understanding and wisdom without asking?
Nothing speaks louder about masculinity, nothing is as audacious, bold, virile and attractive as a man who constantly seeks to be better, by seeking Godly wisdom!
A foolish man is a man who thinks he’s too saved to fall. Too saved to walk with another man whom he will be accountable to. Too big to submit under a God given mantle.
This man thinks that he is self-sustaining. Do not be fooled. The Bible says that God is no respecter of persons and so is the enemy.
He will kill, steal and destroy anyone who leans on their own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5 says
Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
Do not rely on your own understanding. No one is entirely free from temptations, but our God always has a way out. We cannot be tempted beyond what we can bear. [1st Corinthians 10:13]
Do not be a foolish man who relies heavily upon himself.
Pastors have fallen into sin praying for a “sister in need.”
Brothers in Christ have fallen into sin, while on “intercessory prayers.”
Brothers in the praise and worship have fallen into sin, “over evening practice.”
Youth leaders have fallen in to sin during, “godly sleepovers.”
Deacons and have fallen into sin as they were “counselling sisters on spiritual warfare!” Indeed, warfare in the cover of darkness!
Do not be a fool.
Seek wisdom, seek counsel brother. We all need the voice of Godly counsel over our lives. Without it, the perils of life will be insurmountable.