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Tuesday, February 5th, '19

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WISDOM THROUGH THE WINDOW

"For at the window of my house, I looked through the casement, and beheld..." (Proverbs 7:6)

 

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.

 


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