Scripture: Proverbs 5:8
More scriptures: Pro. 5:1-23, Pro. 6:23-29, 1Cor. 6:18
One of the devil’s destructive weapons that he has consistently used over the years to bring the fall of husbands into reality is adultery. Samson’s fall reflects this truth. Samson was a husband called by God to deliver his people in Judges 13. Unfortunately, he lost his call when he began a relationship with the strange woman, Delilah. The adulterous woman led him to reveal the secret of his strength. She told the secrets to the enemies of Samson. The result was tragic: he lost his God given power, his sight and died shamefully, even though he repented shortly before his death. The Holy Spirit wants to remind every husband reading this devotional of the dangers in adultery. The strange woman does not offer you anything good. She deceives you with the intention to kill and destroy you. She is a devil and you must treat her as such. For your safety flee from the strange woman no matter the extent of the relationship.
There is fire in her bosom. You are not fleeing from her because of the fear of contracting sexually transmitted diseases but because God hates it and such acts leads to eternal damnation. It also kills your soul gradually. If you read the entire passage of Proverbs 5, you will see how God describes the strange woman and her intention. In verse 8, it warns you to remove your way far from her. In verse 9 it says if you don’t remove your way far from her, you will ultimately give your honour to her. And sadly in verse 11, it says you will mourn at last. In verse 5, it says her feet go down to death and her steps takes root in hell for she is a bitter woodworm. David tried it and he paid the price. Samson attempted it, he lost his glory. Even in our contemporary world, stories abound of husbands who had a relationship with strange women and lost their pride and honour. You cannot be smarter than God. If God says flee, He means it. If God tells you the consequences, He means every word. If God says that her ways are slippery, it means if you get involved with her you are on a slippery path. You will fall. You can make a 360-degree u-turn today and leave the strange woman. Do not get close, flee! Keep your distance from her. Destroy everything that reminds you of her. Start your honey moon with your wife again. Your wife has all that the strange woman is offering you and much more. All you need is to renew your mind towards your wife and do what you can to make her what you want her to be.
• Father, in the name of Jesus, empower me to watch over my wife as a treasured vessel.
• Father, in the name of Jesus, deliver me from the dominating power of the strange woman.
• Father, in the name of Jesus, empower me to walk out on every ungodly relationship.
I keep watch over my wife and live with her faithfully because that is what makes me a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.