Pastor’s Letter – May 18, 2020 – A Story of Temptation

(The Strange Woman, part 3)

For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

Proverbs 7:6

Dear Church and Friends,

A popular film begins with the words of a song, “A tale as old as time, true as it can be.” A love story is an age old tale, but Solomon tells another story that is as ancient as that. The story of temptation, witnessed by him, and retold for our benefit. We know this story all too well.

Again, we are confronted with the strange woman for a third chapter in Proverbs. (Perhaps there is a lesson here for us to learn.) The tragedy begins as the young man ignores the father’s instruction. He passes by her house (remember the first commandment of chapter 4.) There are other places along the way were he could have escaped. The Father always provides ways of escape.

The rest of the acts of the play then fall into place. Why is it that we think we can play with sin? The result comes at the end and it’s not pretty. Download the outline to see all the acts of this play. Be warned and remember the Father’s commandments.

Podcast: The School of Wisdom – Proverbs 7:1-27.

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Prayer Requests: Please remember to pray for Harold and Glenda Hamblin. They are both having hand surgery this coming Wednesday morning.

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Wednesday Night Bible Study Returns October 7, 2020 @ 7 PM

Question 26: How does this sin come to us?

Answer: By natural propagation from our first parents.

Question 27: What are the fruits of this sin?

Answer: All other sins which we commit.

Question 28: What is the punishment of this sin?

Answer: Death of body, and soul, with all other miseries.

Question 29: What else followed upon this sin?

Answer: A curse upon the creatures, and our banishment from the use of them.

“Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.”

All my best.

Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.

Proverbs 7:2-3

Published by David B. Smith

Author, podcaster, pastor, and Big Pappa to my grandchildren.

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