My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
Even though this passage is talking about a fool being led away by a strange woman, it is also talking about people being led away from wisdom to deception. The strange woman in the passage represents deception.
The writer is urging the believer to cling to the wisdom of God’s word. God gives us his law and his words in the Bible and in the hearts of the people who truly love him and seek to follow his word and his law.
He says to keep His Words. To keep His commandments and bind them on our hearts.
The Lord gives us understanding when we ask for it. It’s only as simple as asking for it. And the Lord’s wisdom is light and his understanding is pure.
Deception is cunning and subtle. Christians will easily be led away by the enemy’s strategies because it is often presented with a little bit of truth.
A straight up lie is easier to detect than a shred of deception surrounded by truth.
The garden of eden is probably the most used and the most obvious example of the deception people will fall into.
The serpent questioned the words that God spoke to Adam and Eve.
“The serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman,
‘Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?’
And the woman said unto the serpent, ‘We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ‘Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die’
And the serpent said unto the woman, ‘Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil’
THE DEATH THAT THE LORD WAS TALKING ABOUT WAS THE SPIRITUAL DEATH and the serpent knew that.
Satan’s goal is to lead us astray by enticing us into believing that ‘WE SHALL BE LIKE GODS, KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL’
That is the deception. The truth is that we will know (that what we had done was evil and that God is good but the serpent neglected to mention that). but the lie is that we will not die.
We will never be like gods. We are created human beings, who belong to the God who created everything and deserves our worship. We as christians need to cover ourselves with the blood of Jesus and get into His Word so that we will be able to clearly see the deceptions before we stumble onto dark and twisted paths. Satan constantly uses scripture to try to deceive us, Just like he did to Jesus in the desert. It’s no different now. Anyone can quote scripture to support what they believe, but if they don’t have the Holy Spirit, they don’t have any understanding of the scripture. Satan uses this strategy so that he can get you to lower your guard to accept whatever lie they are trying to get you to believe.
Westboro baptist church preaches a message of hate because they know of God’s anger and wrath against sin.
Homosexuals, drunkards, perverts, fornicatiors, adulterers, idolaters and liars who also call themselves christians believe that the grace of God will get them into heaven, even though they choose to live in sin.
Songs like “My sweet lord” by George Harrison is also an example of how people can confuse things of God with wicked things because they don’t hear the full truth. Christians hear the song and hear him say things like, “My sweet lord Hallelujah” and assume he’s singing to Jesus, so they sing along, meanwhile, later in the song he goes, “my sweet lord, hare krishna” and the christians are still singing it ignorantly, because their guard was already let down.
Freemasons are deceived in the same way. While they’re in the early degrees of freemasonry, they participate in things that anyone with basic human decency would be involved in, like charity, brotherhood, goodwill toward men, etc. But once they reach a certain level, it goes from charity, brotherhood and goodwill toward men to praying that demons will confuse you into believing that good is evil and evil is good while they’re praying to lucifer saying that he is the most high.
The Coexist movement is a DECEPTION. I’ve heard so many people argue that the God of Isaac and the god of Ishmael are the same. They are not the same. Jesus and Buddha are not the same.
All religions are NOT the same God manifesting himself in different ways.
If this was true, would he contradict himself? Muslims believe that Jews should be exterminated (it’s in the koran). Hindus believe in 40something gods, while Christians believe that there is only One God.
If this was true, then WHY does the Muslim messiah share the same characteristics and come in the same manner as the Antichrist of the book of Revelation?
There are too many contradictions for this belief to be even remotely true.
Most false religions start out this way. Freemasonry, Mormonism, Gnosticism, Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism, the New Age movement; most religions get people onto their side by telling them something that most people will agree with. Most of them start out with a little bit of truth and then, when you get further down the road it’s completely twisted.
Gnosticism is a DECEPTION from satan. Don’t fall for it.
I’ve read about it and researched it and it’s got similar characteristics to the same deception in the garden of eden. Like the strange woman in proverbs 7, satan and his demonic realm will entice people into living a life other than what God intended by luring you away in the name of peace and love, and with the promise of you acquiring more ‘knowledge’ or ‘understanding’, “Knowledge of thyself” and to “master thyself”.
Satan’s tricks are always the same.
His fall from heaven happened because he believed that he could be like God.
The Lord is the only one who can give us wisdom and he gives it when we ask for it. There’s no need for any scientific technique or any kind of mystical experience for the Lord to give you this knowledge.
Jesus said He is the Way, The TRUTH and the Life. No man can get to the father except through him. He died for our sins because death was what we deserved. (God warned us of this in the garden of eden) He took our place so that we wouldn’t have to die. And without Him, we will surely die (even though satan told us we would not) Hell is real because the Bible warns us of hell in tons of places, including the book of Revelation.
We are not gods. We cannot become like The Most High. that is the reason He is THE Most high. (I didn’t come to this revelation myself, but it’s true.)