Devotional Thoughts · marriage

She’s Looking for the "Precious Life"

In just about every church we’ve been a part of, we have dealt with the wicked sin of adultery. I suppose it isn’t discussed very much because it is of a delicate nature. I am not going to be crass today, but I believe all of us women – Christian women – need to be on guard. Notice that I stated that this is happening in our churches. Of course it is rampant in the world. It goes on everyday, unrestrained. But why in our churches? Do we not realize that Satan wants these types of sins to pervade the Church more than anywhere else? If he can fell a Pastor, evangelist, youth director, missionary, deacon, or Sunday School teacher with this heinous sin then hasn’t he accomplished so much more harm on the cause of Christ than if Tom Cruise is brought down by this sin? Don’t we already “expect” to hear of such wickedness in Hollywood? But Church? Nah, those are “Christian people.”
I know this isn’t a popular topic, and I hope I don’t lose good friends for writing about it, but I don’t care. I’m tired of seeing Christian homes destroyed by sensual lust right in the church pew! It’s so wrong, and so avoidable…if we listen to Scripture.
Proverbs 6:26 says For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
Notice that last part, “the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.” That means that she sets her eyes on the prize! She goes for the person with a reputation. If you have been a godly wife to your husband, then he is happy. If you have bragged on him and encouraged him, and loved him, then he is confident. These are the qualities the adulteress wants. She wants someone who is confident, but she doesn’t want to marry and build her own man up, she wants one who’s already “assembled” so to speak.
Now, I’m a blond, but I’m not dumb. I have a sixth sense about people, and especially women, that I believe all women have!It’s something our husbands just don’t have. You’ve heard of “women’s intuition”? Well, I believe it’s the Holy Spirit if you’re saved, but there is something that we women have that helps us to protect our families. We need to listen that “voice” that’s telling us when something isn’t right. I’ve been able to warn my husband that some woman, or teenage girl, doesn’t have the right motives. And he has always stepped back and said “You know, I believe you’re right! I wouldn’t have seen it if you hadn’t said something.”
I have invested almost 10 years in my marriage, and I pray I get about 30 or 40 more! But if we’re going to make it that long, then I need to guard my family from the adulteress who’s hunting for the precious life – mine! I understand there are some men who go searching for that sort of thing, and that is just as wicked. But I see the warning about “the strange woman” so many times in Proverbs! We need to do our part to protect our homes from the wreck and ruin that Satan would love to see take place in our families – as Christians. Let’s stop and listen to that voice – and keep Satan out of our marriages!
Oh, and by the way, while we’re on guard against other women, let’s be sure that we don’t dress or talk like the “adulteress” ourselves! I never want a lady to be uncomfortable with how I carry myself in the presence of her husband! With God as our helper, we can safeguard our homes!

4 thoughts on “She’s Looking for the "Precious Life"

  1. You are sounding a timely, important warning. Satan is a roaring lion seeking to devour Christians, and if he can destroy a home, he can wreck so many lives at the same time. You are wise to know God's Word and to obey it. I pray your message reaches many hearts.

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  2. WOW! That was awesome and well written. I agree 100% with everything you wrote. Men aren't aware of the lures of other women. As my husband always says, who is going to be interested in me. I fear for my husband and pray for him more fervently because he has to work in the public with ungodly, couldn't care less about his family, whorish women. But we as women do need to safe guard our homes and pray hedges around our husband so those type women can't get to our husbands, and more importantly that our husbands stay close enough to God they aren't lured from the hedges to that type of woman. And I agree with you about us too, we have to always carry ourselves as godly ladies, and not cause other women's husbands to fall as well.

    AMEN SISTER!!! PREACH ON!!! :o)

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  3. Hey dear, this is right on. Thanks for watching out for me. I am glad to see you tear into something other than me! 😉

    Love you.

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