Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Subtlety of Seduction

"Jezebel his wife said unto him [Ahab]… Arise, and eat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite" (1 Kings 21:7).  "The lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil, but her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword" (Proverbs 5:3,4).  "I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ" (2 Corinthians 11:3).

As Jezebel by her seduction
Gave Ahab counsel that would soothe,
Her bitter end was his destruction
By subtle words which were so smooth.   

"Arise... and let thine heart be merry,"
She said as she devised her crime,
But judgment surely would not tarry
Which God would order in His time. 

Like wormwood and a two-edge sword,
The consequences came at last
Which had been ordered by the Lord
As He had promised in the past.

We've seen the serpent's subtlety
With his seduction that we fear.
Lord, guard us with simplicity,
Reminding us that You are near.  

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