Proverbs 5:9- Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
HONOR- : respect that is given to someone who is admired
: good reputation : good quality or character as judged by other people
: high moral standards of behavior.
Proverbs 22:1- A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
Ecclesiastes 7:1- A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.
Here we read of one that just gives away their reputation. Just gives away what others think of them. In chapter 5 of Proverbs this son is being instructed not to give away his honor but to be happy with his choice or with what God has given him in his mate. Just as it was in the garden when the serpent was able to get Eve to look at what she could have; not what she already had. Here we read of a woman who invites adultery; she makes it look so inviting. But the warning is also about her ways for we read that they are moveable. Could it be that she catches your eye by the way she looks at you or the way she is dressed? Her sweet words to you flow like honey, sweet, kind interesting. Watch out the trap is being set for there have been others before you; in other words what makes you so special? If you don't remove yourself from her destructive path you will give it all away. Your reputation, character, your morals, your mate, and for what? The bedroom!
In 1968 ARETHA FRANKLIN came out with the song "THINK" in that song she said
"People walking around everyday, playing games, taking scores Trying to make other people lose their minds. Well be careful, you're gonna lose yours."
The warning; don't lose what you've got to get what what you can't have.
Proverbs 5:15- Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
Proverbs 5:18- Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
When our eyes wonder the enemy takes full advantage of it and we loose. The rejoicing with our wife or husband is soon gone and we are now rejoicing with another. Our society may put approval on such actions but our savior doesn't. Life is much shorter than we think and we must never forget there is coming a day that we must all stand before our Lord.
Romans 14:12- So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
That honeycomb want taste that good on that day!