Proverbs 5:8 – Keep Away

Ex 2:11-3:22, Matt 17:10-27, Ps 22:1-18, Prov 5:7-14

Wow, there was a lot of meat in the readings today!

Proverbs 5:8 “Keep your way far from her,
and do not go near the door of her house,”

Two days ago I learned that an acquaintance and man I respected in ministry recently fell in sexual sin. Solomon teaches us to distance ourselves from sexual sin. He tells us to stay away and not go near.

How do we apply this? Here are a few ways I try to keep myself from being able to get near to sexual sin.
1. I don’t meet with a girl behind closed doors – never.
2. Rebecca has full access to all my internet stuff – I don’t delete history and I ask her to do random checks.
3. I have had Rebecca lock our direct TV box to not allow R and above films. I don’t know the passwords.

What about you? What do you do to keep yourself far from sexual sin?

On another note, I really want to hear thoughts from you. I know I just started on this, but the stats say there are people out there reading. Let me know what you are observing. Feel free to interact with my observations. This is a dialogue, not a monologue.

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2 thoughts on “Proverbs 5:8 – Keep Away

  1. We’re actually getting rid of our TV service soon, but I had Angel locked down the channels as well.

    We also use Safe Eyes for a computer filter and really like it. It sends out a weekly report of usage, blocked sites, etc… and you can send to multiple addresses…good accountability.

    She keeps the passwords for both – I don’t know them.

    Men have got to take the lead and set boundaries for themselves…we are at battle and the enemy is strong and has many ways today to capture our hearts. Talk about this with other men…realize that we are all struggling through similar issues. Do not be silent…do not remain on a island…you are not alone.

  2. Jered, I could not agree more with your last paragraph. Openness, confession, and accountability are all critical parts of our battle against our adversary.

    I’ve also heard a lot of good things about Safe Eyes. We used X-church for a while until the PC filter didn’t like it.

    Cool to see your comment brother.

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