Don’t be a wayward son (or daughter)
One of my favorite songs by the seventies rock band, Kansas, is Carry On Wayward Son. I used to include it in my live shows when I played music full time across America. In fact, I still break it out once in a while and sing it…just to see if I still can. (I can, by the way) But I digress. This article isn’t about one of my favorite songs. It’s actually about the dangers of having wayward thoughts. Let me explain (with the help of Proverbs).
Of course it’s not cool anymore to start quoting from the Bible when it comes to issues of the day. But if you truly want to live a healthier, longer life, it’s best to go to the source of truth about men and women. You’ll discover more wisdom in a few lines of Proverbs than you’ll ever find in a million other books. And in Proverbs it talks about the perils of adultery.
Put another way, that’s called being a wayward son or daughter.
The Bible uses some poetic (and harsh) descriptions for someone who might try to tempt you to go where you shouldn’t. For example, it says…”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.” The same is true of the immoral man. Notice how it goes from yummy honey to bitter wormwood? If you’ve ever tasted wormwood, you know how much tastier honey is.
But someone who uses honey to cause you to be a wayward son or daughter will eventually cut you down. That’s where the two-edged sword comes in.
Take time, today, to read the passage of Proverbs that talks about this. You’ll see how important it is to stay true to your true love. It even talks about letting your wife’s “breasts satisfy you always”. See, God is not a cosmic killjoy. So, will you look into it? Will you give it a chance to sink in? Or will you continue down your own, “more enlightened”, path?
Life is screaming at me, Do it while you can!
Try to bridge the gap between a woman and a man.
Remember how it was the day
You first became attracted,
And strive to keep the love,
And do it while you can.
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