Proverbs 5:7-14 “So now, children, listen to me; do not turn aside from the words I speak. Keep yourself far from her, and do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your vigor to others and your years to a cruel person, lest strangers devour your strength, and your labor benefit another man’s house. And at the end of your life you will groan when your flesh and your body are wasted away. And you will say, ‘How I hated discipline! My heart spurned reproof! For I did not obey my teachers and I did not heed my instructors. I almost came to complete ruin in the midst of the whole congregation!'”

We should be thankful for the advice of godly people, for the instruction of God’s Word, and for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, because they all impart wisdom. When we refuse to live by God’s standards destruction follows, and adultery is a great example of that. Sin can bring about the destruction of everything we hold dear and leave us humbled and remorseful. We also see here that what may begin as a “private” sin doesn’t stay private for long. We should truly realize that “your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).

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