February 5th, '19
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message by Kris Jackson
THROUGH THE WINDOW
at the window of my house, I looked through the casement, and beheld..."
Solomon, the wise Proverbist, waxed artistic
here. Picture him on a second or third floor peering through his window pane
into the street below. On the "street near her corner" he sees a "young man
void of understanding" (vs 7-8). The trap jaws of earth's oldest profession are
about to snap on the unsuspecting. Solomon is watching through the window but
"a greater than Solomon is here". Really, this is the Lord watching. He sees
our every move. "God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see
if there were any that did understand..." (Psalm 53:2) All things are open and
naked before the eyes of Him (Hebrews 4:13). Pastor, parent or police may not
see, but God beholds. The divine flashbulb exposes everything done in the dark.
You may get away with it but you can't get away from it because
the reprints will be spread on the tabletop at a later day.
So Solomon was not only watching through the
window, he was weeping through the window. Read Proverbs chapter seven
sometime. The Bible doesn't get more explicit than this. She flatters the lad,
plays to his emotions, entices him then moves in for the kill. And by no means
is it to be interpreted from the lad's side only because girls are more often
lured into this trap than guys. "If you loved me you would let me" is the
classic baited line and hook. One brokenhearted teen confessed, "When I looked
at him I liked him, when I liked him I loved him, when I loved him I let him
and when I let him I lost him". It would have been safer for her to stay behind
the window like Solomon rather than open up the door. But it happens. Every day
2740 teenage girls get pregnant outside of wedlock. In the same twenty-four
hour period there will be 4,400 abortions, 60,000 new cases of sexually
transmitted disease and another 2,000 divorces. So Solomon weeps, Jesus weeps,
Mom weeps, the girl weeps, everyone weeps.
Third, we see Solomon warning through the
window. Paul "ceased not to warn [the Ephesians] night and day with tears"
(Acts 20:31). There they are together, weeping and warning. Warning lights are
not installed on the dashboard to crimp our style or rob life of "fun". They
are there to keep the machinery working properly. The check engine light
comes on as a grace to save the driver the cost of an over-haul. Warnings are
on pill bottles to avoid unnecessary toxicity. A pain in the chest may be a
warning signal. A pain in the neck, the preacher, is also supposed to be a
warning signal. The young man that Solomon viewed through the window didn't
listen. "With her much fair speech she caused him to yield..." (vs 21) But where
he failed we need not fail. Solomon asks for our ears then our hearts - "O ye
children, attend to the words of my mouth. Let not thine heart decline to her
ways..." (vs 24,25) It is not too late to pull over to the shoulder and see why
the light is flashing. It may just be announcing the hundred-thousand-mile
checkup or it could warn of something more serious. The key is to know that
none of us are quote "bad", we are loved. And because God loves us He
watches, weeps and warns through the window.