Proverbs 5

Proverbs 5:8

“Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house;”

Find alternatives. When I plan and evaluate ‘my way’, which includes my calendar and everything else; I keep so far away that I do not even hear ‘her voice’. 

‘Her voice’ in 2023 includes 

– texting

– email

– phone calls

– social media 

– anything online 

Proverbs 5:3

‘For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil’

In addition to hearing her voice via that ever so dangerous ‘smart’ phone that I continually carry, there are some simple safeguards for meeting with women….

⁃ meet in public

⁃ meet in groups 

⁃ meet in daytime

If an unexpected danger does appear, there is a singular response:

I Corinthians 6:18

‘Flee sexual immorality.’

Turn and run – just turn and run.  


Heavenly Father, I recognize the danger and ask for your grace to be alert. Help me to be proactive as I plan my way.  In Jesus Name, Amen.


  1. Amen! I’ve read the prayer “Lord when I have the opportunity, may I not have the desire. When I have the desire, may I not have the opportunity.” When the desire and opportunity come at once, just run!!
    Michael Olmstead

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